Trump official blocking Biden's transition refuses Congress's demand for her testimony

Trump official blocking Biden's transition refuses Congress's demand for her testimony
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Add General Services Administration administrator Emily Murphy to the long list of Trump administration officials who have decided respectfully honoring a lawful congressional request is optional.

Many Americans on Monday were excited to see Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) question the GSA head, but it was not to be. Tweets like this one went wild on Monday morning:

But Murphy did not show despite a letter demanding she brief Congress.

Instead, the GSA told Congress that next week – next Monday – deputy GSA administrator Allison Brigati will brief congressional committee chairs and ranking members, for just 30 minutes, The Hill reports. Not GSA administrator Emily Murphy.

It's been more than two weeks since Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election by every major news organization, including Trump-supporting Fox News.

Experts warn that every hour that goes by without the Trump administration formally recognizing the Joe Biden is the "likely" winner of the 2020 presidential election, puts more Americans – and American national security – at risk. Murphy doesn't even have to be certain that Biden won the election. The law is clear: her job is merely to "ascertain" the "likely" winner – and then release the millions of congressionally-appropriated funds to support the transition to a Biden presidency.

The outrage has been palpable.

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