Governor of Arkansas Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonSunday shows preview: US health officials are preparing to raise COVID-19 after the holidays Active coronavirus cases have reached a new level in Arkansas Ex-AG Holder calls on GOP to speak out against Trump’s efforts to “undermine” election results MORE (R) on Sunday credited President Trump to start the transition process, calling it more important than admitting the election of a newly elected president Joe BidenJoe Biden Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejects GOP’s bid to suspend election certification. Biden turned to career officials to restore trust and morale in government agencies. Biden’s transition adds new members to the coronavirus working group.
“[Biden] a president has been elected, we must work on this transition. I congratulate President Trump on initiating this transition, “Hutchinson told Fox News Sunday. He added that “the worst thing that could happen” to the introduction of vaccines and the continuity of the federal coronavirus response “is that we do not have smooth transmission.”
“We are working with the transition, we expect [Biden] to be sworn in on January 20, “Hutchinson told host Brett Bayer. “President Trump’s words are not as significant as the ongoing transition process,” he added.
“I understand the legal reason why he shouldn’t [concede] because he has some appeals, but we … this is President-elect Joe Biden, “Hutchinson said.
Although Trump has refused to acknowledge Biden, continuing to make baseless allegations of voter fraud and exacerbating legal challenges to the election result, he has authorized the General Service administration to begin the transition process.
As for the legal challenges of Trump’s campaign, Hutchinson said Sunday, “the courts have seen no evidence of such a large-scale fraud … dozens of courts have considered it.”
Hutchinson is one of a handful of Republican governors who called on Trump to allow the transition to begin, while the administration condemned the process earlier in November.
“It’s very important that Joe Biden has access to intelligence briefings to make sure he’s prepared,” Hutchinson told NBC. Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David Todd Richmond says the GOP “does not want to stand up and tell the emperor that he is not wearing clothes.” GOP senator calls for co-operation in Biden’s transition: “I prefer to have a president who has more than a day to prepare” Hogan calls Giuliani’s press conference “train wreck” MORE in mid-November.
“During the transition, our enemies have the opportunity to take advantage of us and we want to make sure that there is a smooth transition, especially when it comes to the spread of vaccines, the coronavirus, so that everyone understands what we are doing there and what the plan is for the future, “he added.