PA lt. Gov. Not Worried About Trump Scheme To Corrupt Election
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman explains to Rachel Maddow why he's unconcerned that Donald Trump appears to be turning his sights on state Republicans there to pressure them to subvert the results of the election. Aired on 11/20/2020.
President-elect Biden blasted President Trump's refusal to concede the election, calling it an "embarrassment" and saying the move could hurt Mr. Trump's legacy. But Mr. Biden's team said that isn't stopping them from moving forward with their transition plans. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe and CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy join Elaine Quijano with the latest. Former CIA Director John Brennan tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer why he's more worried now than he has been during the past four years of President Trump's administration. President Trump is upset about media coverage of the coronavirus pandemic despite surging infections and hospitalizations in the US. A maskless President Donald Trump and a masked President-elect Joe Biden took part in separate Veterans Day observances. Both declined to speak publicly in the wake of a highly contested presidential election.
US President Donald Trump's refusal to concede the US election will reflect poorly on his place in history, President-elect Joe Biden said on Tuesday. "I just think it's an embarrassment, quite frankly," Biden told reporters when he was asked about Trump's refusal to acknowledge defeat in the November 3 election. "How can I say this tactfully," Biden said. "I think it will not help the president's legacy." The president-elect downplayed any practical problems caused by Trump's refusal to help with the transition toward a new US administration. He said the transition process was "well underway" and "nothing's going to stop that."
Much formal transition work doesn't begin until the administrator of the federal General Services Administration ascertains the "apparent successful candidate" in the general election. This has not happened yet amidst legal challenges by President Donald Trump's team to the election results in some states. This means Biden is not receiving a daily classified briefing on security threats typically afforded to the president-elect.