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Biden transition moves forward despite Trump obstacles
Yohannes Abraham and Jen Psaki, spokesperson for the Biden-Harris transition team, told reporters on Friday that the postponement of the presidential transition could have a detrimental effect on the country.
As Jen mentioned, the GSA administrator has yet to verify the election results despite an overwhelming consensus that Joe Biden is the winner of the election, and therefore the president-elect. And as Jen also mentioned, we continue to move forward in the absence of a verification decision as non-verification places limits on the resources available for transition and, most importantly, our access to federal agencies. This is not a game – who can talk to whom. Our failure to initiate a formal agency review process can have a real impact on families across the country. Earlier this week, Dr Fauci said the lack of verification would delay vaccine distribution, leading medical groups including the American Medical Association, American Hospital Association and American Nurses Association also wrote a letter urging the Trump administration to coordinate with the Biden transition on Covid-19 planning. “” Our teams cannot speak or engage in dialogue with administration officials because the verification has been delayed. And we would certainly be delighted to have that engagement, and would like to chat with the – and people who have been experts on a range of issues from foreign policy to health policy, you know, the preparations to take the relay on January 20. But our team has been very careful, of course, about following these rules and guidelines and we will have to abide by them until the audit occurs.
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