WILMINGTON, Delaware – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday began a new phase in his transition to White House after Trump administration gave Democrats access to critical resources that would enable him to take over the reins of government in January.
The General Services Administration’s announcement on Monday that it would officially accept Biden’s transformation comes weeks after the President falsely claimed that the November 3 election was marred by widespread voter fraud.
Trump, in a post on Twitter, has provided support for the move.
Critics have said the president’s refusal to accept the results undermines U.S. democracy and undermines the power of subsequent anti-coronavirus activists.
When Trump stopped winning, it was too close for him to accept that it was time to hand over power to Biden, who will take office on January 20.
The GSA proclamation will allow the elected president to reach millions of dollars and focus on consolidating the leadership team.
It also paves the way for Biden and Vice-President-elect Harris to receive the most common national security notices received by Trump.
On Tuesday, Biden and Harris are expected to officially launch their nominations for critical national security and foreign policy policies in Wilmington, Delaware.
Two Trump administration officials said the Biden agency review teams could begin contacting Trump administration officials as soon as Tuesday.
The reform team in Biden said the meetings would begin with government officials in Washington’s response to the coronavirus epidemic, as well as discussions on national security issues.
Biden on Monday contacted a trusted aide Antony Blinken to lead the State Department and John Kerry, a former U.S. ambassador to the country who was nominated as President of the Democratic Alliance in 2004, to serve as his special weather ambassador.
Biden, who plans to amend Trump’s “America First” policies, has also named Jake Sullivan as his national security adviser and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as America’s ambassador to the United Nations – both of whom have high-level government experience.
He is likely to hold former Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen as the next Treasurer’s Secretary, according to two Biden colleagues, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an undisclosed staff decision.
On Monday evening, Sue Gough, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said the Department of Defense had been contacted by the Biden-Harris team.
“DoD is committed to providing post-election services and support in an efficient, effective and efficient manner that is expected by the Department’s public and our commitment to national security,” Gough said.
While Trump on Monday said he supported the decision of GSA Director Emily Murphy, he and his advisers pledged to continue fighting the election results.
“Our case is going strong, we will continue to do well … we will fight, and I believe we will win! However, in the interest of our country, I recommend that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to the initial procedures, and tell my team to do the same, ”Trump said on Twitter.
Trump later told Twitter that his party would continue to “oppose” what would happen as the worst election in American political history, adding that he would “never agree.”
Biden won 306 votes in the Trump election, 232 in the Trump administration. Biden also earns more than six million in a popular national vote.
Murphy’s decision to allow a change in legitimacy follows weeks of legal attempts by Trump and his allies to turn the election into a war zone.
Murphy, who was appointed GSA by Trump, said he faced threats not to initiate change early and told GSA staff in the letter that the decision to do so was his own.
The letter came shortly after Michigan officials confirmed Biden’s victory in their province.
Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, a Republican, is expected to meet with federal court judges on Tuesday to confirm the state vote. Biden won Nevada by more than 33,000 votes, according to the secretary of the Nevada state office.
Attorney Don Beyer, who led a change in Obama’s administration at the Department of Commerce in 2008, said on Monday that Murphy’s delay was “too expensive and unnecessary” and warned that Trump could still do worse in his remaining office.