The Trump administration’s delay in acknowledging the results of the 2020 election have left President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team with even less than the usual 11 weeks to fill thousands of positions and be read in on the procedures and priorities of every government agency and department. Kathryn Dunn Tenpas looks at how the delayed start may affect the incoming Biden administration and their most urgent priorities, such as distribution of a COVID vaccine.
- Trump is putting American lives at risk by blocking the transition
- Keeping his promises? Black presidential appointments in the Biden administration
- With only 11 weeks, a transition delayed is a transition denied
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There's been more scrutiny on the part of the Senate to go very far back in their pasts to find what they believe to be unscrupulous or inappropriate behavior [...] The real concern with some of the digging into people's personal lives, prior to when they had formative opinions about issues, has a lot to do with whether or not the Senate is fully willing to embrace (the agenda) Biden has put forth.