The corrupt media establishment that rushed to call the election in Joe Biden’s favor is now endeavoring to create a sense of urgency with the Democrat’s transition, as it tries to move on from the disputed outcome.
President Trump, who has yet to concede the race, has legal challenges pending in a number of key battleground states after alleging voter fraud, and the outcome of the election has not been certified.
The General Services Administration finds itself in the media glare for holding off on providing funding to Biden’s transition team, saying in a statement its administrator “ascertains the apparent successful candidate once a winner is clear based on the process laid out in the Constitution.”
According to the 1963 Presidential Transition Act, it’s up to the GSA to “ascertain” the winner of the presidential election in respect to beginning the process of turning over responsibilities to the new administration.
“An ascertainment has not yet been made. GSA and its administrator will continue to abide by, and fulfill, all requirements under the law,” said GSA spokeswoman Pamela Pennington, in a statement to reporters.
“The GSA administrator does not pick the winner in the presidential election, the spokeswoman said in an earlier statement, adding:
“The administrator’s ascertainment is done for the purposes of making services provided by the PTA available. Until an ascertainment is made, the statute allows for the Biden Transition Team to continue to receive the preelect services from the government (e.g., limited office space, computers, background investigations for security clearances). GSA has met all statutory requirements under the PTA for this election cycle and will continue to do so.”
Congress reportedly allocated $9.9 million to the agency in February to assist with transition activities.
The same media that carried 77-year-old Joe Biden across the finish line is calling the election outcome “the people’s verdict,” stressing that the Electoral College convenes on Dec. 14 to vote.
Robert MacKichan, general counsel to the GSA during the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations, told NPR that he believes GSA Administrator Emily Murphy has acted properly.
“If I were in her shoes right now, given what has been publicly made available, I think it would be premature,” MacKichan said.
Meanwhile, with Biden declaring “the election is over” and rushing before cameras to act presidential, the Biden campaign is mulling a decision to take legal action against the GSA.
“Legal action is certainly a possibility, but there are other options as well that we’re considering,” a Biden official speaking on condition of anonymity said, according to Reuters.
The source declined to detail what the other options may be.
The campaign said in a statement that the election had been “independently called” in Biden’s favor — by a complicit media.
Citing “America’s national security and economic interests,” the Biden campaign said the GSA should go along with the call, which it described as “the will of the American people.”
For added measure, they are tying the matter to the “smooth and peaceful transfer of power” media narrative.
As might be expected, the losers and grifters at the Lincoln Project lead a charge to bully Murphy into submission to their will.
This is Emily W. Murphy.
She’s a Trump appointee at the GSA who is declining to sign the letter authorizing the Biden transition to begin.
Give her a call and tell her you want Biden treated like every other president-elect.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) November 9, 2020
On the other hand, astute social media users are hype to the con — here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Good. He's not officially & constitutionally elected yet.
— گمگشته (@AHHamedi) November 10, 2020
Its not limbo, its called waiting for the count to be done. Because media have neither power or right to declare president-elect. Your bias may prefer action without confirmation, but America deserves better.
— Michael Vass (@MVConsult) November 10, 2020
Transition of power doesn't happen until all legal votes are counted
— The Gal (@giveu2tictacs) November 10, 2020
The access expectations of the Biden camp are utterly laughable. They have zero standing and the media is derelict in its duty and complicit in trying to normalize a world in which this behavior is deemed acceptable.
— President-elect Randy (@rwoster) November 9, 2020
But….but….CNN said Joe won. So like, he’s the “winner elect”? Right?
— MadAsHell™️ (@HowardUBS) November 9, 2020
Author: Tom Tillison