Despite Biden’s victory, Pompeo says ‘there will be a smooth transition to our second Trump administration’
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that “there will be a smooth transition to our second Trump administration” – despite losing the election to President Joe Biden.
These comments reflected the current administration’s refusal to accept the outcome of the November 3 referendum.
Election College Mr. BidenWinning on December 14, the president-elect took office in late January.
But Mr Pompeo said the White House was continuing its efforts to prevent cooperation with the Democratic Party.
“There will be a smooth transition for the second Trump administration,” he said.
Breaking a smile he continued: “Well, we are ready, the world is watching what is happening.
“We are going to count all the votes. Once the process is complete, the voters will be elected. There is a process. The constitution makes that very clear.”
However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat President Conte Donald Trump.
“The world needs to make the necessary changes to ensure that the State Department is functioning today and that it will win a minute after noon with the incumbent president on January 20,” he said.
He appeared to implicitly acknowledge Mr Trump’s appearance: “I experienced a change … I was on the other side of it.”
Mr Pompeo has been a member of the presidential team since Obama was ousted from the presidency in 2017 following Mr Trump’s election victory.
Asked if he believed widespread voter fraud had occurred or whether Mr Biden’s significant tracks in key states, including Pennsylvania and Michigan, would be thwarted, Mr Pompeo declined to answer the question directly.
Meanwhile, he was elected vice president Kamala Harris At a news conference on the new administration’s health plans, he stressed the extent of Mr Biden’s victory in the referendum, saying he had “won more votes decisively in the election than ever before in American history.”
“Every vote for Joe Biden is a vote to protect and expand the Affordable Care Act – not to tear it apart in the midst of a global epidemic,” he said.
Some Republicans have acknowledged victory, while others, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have rallied behind efforts to fight the election results.
Attorney General William Barr authorized the judiciary to investigate With “substantial” allegations of voter fraud and election fraud on Monday, there were no widespread cases of that kind of problem.
In a note to U.S. prosecutors obtained by the Associated Press, Mr Barr wrote that “if there are clear and explicitly credible allegations of malpractice, investigations may be conducted, and if true, may affect the outcome of the federal election on an individual level.”
Election officials from both political parties have publicly stated that the vote went well. International observers confirmed that there were no serious abuses.
Trump aides and White House officials said they were personally aware that his legal challenges to the election result were unlikely to win and that the Republican Party had lost to Mr Biden, but did not want to publicly accept defeat before the president.