The outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, indicated this Monday that green light to power transfer to Democrat Joe Biden, winner of the presidential election, although he still does not acknowledge his defeat.
“I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA [la Administración General de Servicios] for his steadfast dedication and loyalty to our country. Has been harassed, threatened and abused -and I don’t want to see this happen to her, her family or GSA employees. Our case continues STRONGLY, we will continue the good fight and I believe we will prevail, “Trump tweeted.
“However,” he continued, “in the best interest of our country, I recommend that Emily and her team do what you have to do regarding the initial protocols, and I have told my team to do the same. “
…fight, and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2020
Since Biden’s victory in the elections was projected by the media on November 7, Trump has not acknowledged his defeat and has alleged that there was electoral fraud, without offering evidence.
His lawyers have presented various lawsuits in key states, but the courts have gone dismissing the majority.
Trump’s announcement came shortly after a letter sent Monday by Murphy to Biden was released certifying his victory.
This recognition by the GSA was a essential procedure so Biden can access key resources to make the transition to government.
In her letter, the GSA administrator noted that she had determined that the Democrat can access “post-election resources” to start the transition.
“I take this role seriously and due to recent events involving legal challenges and certifications of election results, I am transmitting this letter to you today to make those resources and services available to you,” said Murphy.
Murphy defended that his decision is independent, based on the law and the facts, and denied that he has ever received no pressure from the White House regarding the time of announcing its resolution.
“To be clear,” he stressed, “I did not receive any instructions to delay my decision. However, I did receive threats online, by phone and by mail against my safety, that of my family, my staff and even against my pets in an effort to restrain and get him to make this decision prematurely. “
However, she defended that she has always been committed to legality and recalled that her agency do not settle legal disputes about the elections, that must be resolved by the certification processes and the courts.
In the absence of confirmation from the GSA, so far Biden and his team they had not had access to federal agency resources to work on the transition of power, facing January 20, when he will be inaugurated as president.
This Monday Biden announced the national and foreign security team of his future Cabinet, including Antony Blinken as Secretary of State, and Cuban-American Alejandro Mayorkas as head of the Department of Homeland Security.