Biden behaves as the incoming president, even as Trump balks at giving up power https://t.co/fSlWMz31TT
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 10, 2020
Penned by the Liz Warren hate-stalker who was repurposed after the primaries to chew Biden’s ankles, so bring your own salt shaker. After all, Biden *is* the incoming president, however much the GOP and their media enablers may squall!
… Biden began taking calls from foreign leaders, speaking Monday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He also was weighing whom to appoint to top White House positions, with several of his longtime advisers expected to take senior roles. And he turned his attention to the coronavirus, dispatching a key aide to brief Senate Democrats this week and making a strong pitch to Americans of every ideology to follow public health recommendations…
“What President-elect Biden has to do is act like a winner, because he won,” said presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, who noted that Biden’s victory in the popular vote and the expected win in the electoral college are by unusually large margins. Still, given Trump’s recalcitrance, Brinkley said, it behooves Biden to be visible….
Some staffers not going to the White House immediately will help set up a presidential inaugural committee that will oversee the Jan. 20 transfer of power and associated festivities.
The pandemic raises the possibility that the traditional ceremonies, which draw thousands of supporters to the Mall, may have to be reimagined. The people with internal knowledge said it was possible that Rufus Gifford might chair the inaugural committee, though they were not aware of any final decisions. Gifford served as deputy campaign manager and has been a longtime Democratic fundraiser whom President Barack Obama tapped as ambassador to Denmark.
Holding the event safely amid the pandemic will be difficult, some Biden allies acknowledge, but they have said it’s important to preserve some sense of grandeur given Trump’s refusal to concede.
“It’s easier to scale back than scale up,” Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who chairs the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” He said that a “full-scale inauguration” is being planned.
Pretty sure there will be national, even global, celebrations on the day as well…
the people saying “give them a few days” just really haven’t been able to process a single fucking fact over the last four years. i just want to shirt these people against a wall and say “can you please just pay attention one time in your life” https://t.co/XUV4eVGElJ
— That's Game (@CalmSporting) November 9, 2020
A stopped clock is right once every day and if we are extremely lucky that clock is stopped at the exact time that Erick tweeted this https://t.co/1F60oYLSEL
— Zoomcock Archivist (@canderaid) November 8, 2020
if the electoral system does not work i see no reason to vote in the georgia runoffs in january. show the libs your contempt and stay home. https://t.co/cJONa9il4M
— That's Game (@CalmSporting) November 10, 2020