The transfer of power in the United States to the new government of President-elect Joe Biden can officially begin. This is what Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, wrote in a letter.
That federal government agency refused to recognize Biden’s election victory until recently, leaving the Democrat unable to access federal government resources.
Biden’s transition team says it is soon planning meetings between the incoming president and federal government officials about the corona epidemic and national security. So far, Biden has had to rely on unofficial briefings and has no access to relevant classified information. Biden’s transition team calls the GSA’s decision a crucial event for a smooth and peaceful transfer of power.
“I take this role seriously and, due to recent developments around litigation and the certification of election results, send this letter today to make these resources and services available to you,” GSA chief Murphy wrote to Biden. Earlier, the Trump-appointed official stated that she first wanted to be “assured” of Biden’s election victory before the transfer of power.