As President Trump continues to deny the calling of the 2020 presidential election for Joe Biden, a number of his closest allies are weighing in on the situation as well.
Trump believes that widespread voter fraud may have caused him to lose the contest, which was called by the Associated Press for Joe Biden on Saturday. He’s even gone so far as to push Attorney General Bill Barr and the Department of Justice to get involved as well.
But there are others within the administration who believe that he won as well, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is insisting that the U.S. election has not been decided. He also predicted that President Trump will prevail, backing Trump’s reluctance to begin the transition to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration.
“There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” Pompeo said during a briefing Tuesday. “All right? We’re ready.”
The secretary was replying to a Fox News reporter’s question about whether the State Department is preparing to work with the Biden transition team – and whether a delay could raise a potential national security risk or hinder a smooth transfer of power. Pompeo did not respond directly to that question, implying instead that a transition won’t be needed.
This drew a harsh rebuke from Democrats, including Senator Chuck Schumer, who told Pompeo that it was time to “stop playing games”.