I feel like this should be bigger news, but it’s cracking me up that it’s not a major headline, actually. For the better part of three weeks, Emily Murphy, a Trump appointee to the General Services Administration, has been blocking transition funding and resources to the incoming Biden-Harris administration. It had become a big deal, especially as the days turned to weeks. The Biden-Harris people were trying to fund their own transitional government and find work-arounds for the unhinged Trumpers.
Murphy was the one in charge of signing the letter to formalize the transition and release the funds. She had not. Murphy was called to speak to Congressional leaders yesterday but Murphy blew off Congress, because of course she did. Rep. Katie Porter was about to carve Murphy up with her whiteboard. Still, there was sufficient pressure building and it felt like the House was very close to issuing a subpoena. Then last night, soon after Michigan certified their election results, this happened:
Here's the full letter from Murphy to Biden: pic.twitter.com/DJ4SFLzrfP
— Jeremy Herb (@jeremyherb) November 23, 2020
Yes, she’s finally signing the damn letter and authorizing the transition funds, but she did not refer to Joe Biden as President-Elect. The letter was so whiny and self-pitying, as if she’s not some dumbf–k MAGA committing sedition, and her pain and suffering (entirely self-inflicted) is more important than the peaceful transfer of power. And she and her Dear Leader can’t even keep their stories straight – Murphy says that she came to her decision independently, then Donald Trump tweeted this:
…fight, and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2020
So he took credit for authorizing the transition, which I guess is A) the closest we’ll get to a concession and B) the compromise made to make the poor loser crybaby feel bigly. But of course he still wants his dumbass Nazi supporters to believe that he still has a chance of stealing the election (he does not).
What does GSA being allowed to preliminarily work with the Dems have to do with continuing to pursue our various cases on what will go down as the most corrupt election in American political history? We are moving full speed ahead. Will never concede to fake ballots & “Dominion”.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2020
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