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House Dems Press GSA for Start to Transition: 'We Can Wait No Longer'

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The General Services Administration (GSA) building is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 19 November 2020 09:40 PM

House Democrats are warning the head of the General Services Administration she may be breaking the law by not granting presumptive president-elect Joe Biden access to transition resources.

In a letter Thursday to GSA head Emily Murphy, the Democrats wrote that “we have been extremely patient, but we can wait no longer,” the Washington Times reported.

According to the Democrats’ letter, Murphy’s refusal to begin transition activities required by law is having “grave effects,” including “undermining the orderly transfer of power, impairing the incoming administration’s ability to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, hampering its ability to address our nation’s dire economic crisis, and endangering our national security.”

The letter is signed by the chairs of the House Committees on Oversight and Reform and Appropriations, and requests an immediate briefing with Murphy to help lawmakers decide whether to call her or other officials to testify at a public hearing.

Murphy has yet to certify Biden as the winner of the presidential election, stalling the process of officially launching the transition.

Despite trailing substantially in the projected national vote and Electoral College, President Donald Trump has refused to concede, saying he believes the election was swayed by fraud. 

He’s testing his allegations in courts and demanding recounts.

Biden has been putting more pressure on Trump to concede as well. 

“It’s hard to fathom how this man thinks,” Biden said Thursday. “I’m confident he knows he hasn’t won and can’t win, and we’ll be sworn in on Jan. 20. It’s just outrageous what he’s doing.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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