House Democrats demand immediate briefing with GSA Administrator Emily Murphy
House Democrats demand immediate briefing with GSA Administrator Emily Murphy, a Trump appointee, over her refusal to sign off on paperwork that would ease the transition process. In letter, Democrats are critical of the GSA’s handling of the matter, and they say they will decide whether to hold hearing
Biden is on track to win about 7 million more votes than Trump, not 6 million.
Democrats say in a letter to General Services Administration head Emily Murphy that her refusal to begin transition activities required by law is having “grave effects.″ Those effects include “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,″ Democrats say.
The letter is signed by the chairs of the House Oversight and Appropriations committees. It requests an immediate briefing with Murphy to help lawmakers decide whether to call Murphy and 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.