Emily Murphy says she “received threats online, by phone, and by mail directed at my safety, my family, my staff, and even my pets in an effort to coerce me into making this determination prematurely.”
The General Services Administration has authorized funding for the transition to Biden.
Trump announced the move on Twitter:
I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country. She has been harassed, threatened, and abused – and I do not want to see this happen to her, her family, or employees of GSA. Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good…
…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.
GSA Administrator Emily Murphy issued a letter to the Biden campaign defending her delay while the electoral situation sorted itself out, but argued that now that votes were certified in key disputed states, the process could begin. In the letter, she noted she “received threats online, by phone, and by mail directed at my safety, my family, my staff, and even my pets in an effort to coerce me into making this determination prematurely.”
More from the letter via Fox News:
“Please know that I came to my decision independently, based on the law and available facts,” Murphy said in a letter to Biden. “I was never directly or indirectly pressured by any Executive Branch official—including those who work at the White House or GSA—with regard to the substance or timing of my decision. To be clear, I did not receive any direction to delay my determination.” …
Murphy said her decision was based on “recent developments involving legal challenges and certifications of election results.” Earlier Monday, Michigan voted to certify its election results and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out a Trump campaign challenge that sought to invalidate thousands of absentee ballots in Allegheny County….
This tweet by a lefty journalist summed up the absurdity of the repeated media and Democrat assertions that Trump would refuse to leave office:
I was specifically told that there was a coup underway and he would never leave office and civil war was imminent and democracy on its last legs. pic.twitter.com/lpm2xemlOz
— Batya Ungar-Sargon (@bungarsargon) November 23, 2020
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