Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday mentioned America will “have an orderly transfer from this administration to the next one” on time regardless of President Donald Trump‘s ongoing refusal to concede to President-elect Joe Biden.

McConnell’s remark got here in response to a journalist asking him in regards to the General Services Administration’s (GSA) refusal to challenge a letter acknowledging Biden’s victory, thus denying Biden’s group entry to hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in federal transition assets.

“We are going to have an orderly transfer from this administration to the next one. What we all say about it is frankly irrelevant,” McConnell mentioned. “All of it will happen right on time, and we will swear in the next administration on Jan. 20.”

Democratic congressional members have questioned whether or not the GSA’s refusal to challenge the letter was ordered by Trump who has but to concede. Trump has repeatedly claimed that he truly received the election apart from yet-to-be-substantiated allegations of widespread voter fraud that, he claims, swung the election in Biden’s favor.


In a seeming acknowledgment of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory within the 2020 presidential election, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky mentioned there could be an “orderly transfer from this administration to the next one.” In this November 17, 2020 photograph, McConnell speaks throughout a information convention.
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While most congressional Republicans have been silent about acknowledging Biden’s presidential victory, at the very least three Republicans have publicly voiced doubt that Biden truly received together with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri and Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.

Republikanischer Senator Meine Romney of Utah; former Republican President George W. Bush; his brother, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush; Republican Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan and 13 different Republican Congress members have all acknowledged that Biden received.

During McConnell’s feedback, he mentioned the media has ignored “one of the great success stories of the current administration” which was “the coordination between Homeland Security and secretaries of state in charge of conducting elections all around the country.”

“I know when things don’t happen they tend not to make a headline, but [there is] no indication any foreign intervention succeeded,” mentioned McConnell. “The elections were smoothly conducted.”

Christopher Krebs, the previous director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a federal company that additionally oversees voter fraud, mentioned in a November 12 assertion, “The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history,” including, “There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”

On Tuesday, November 17, Trump fired him through tweet, calling his assertion “highly inaccurate.”

“There were massive improprieties and fraud—including dead people voting, Poll Watchers not allowed into polling locations, ‘glitches’ in the voting machines which changed… votes from Trump to Biden, late voting, and many more,” Trump wrote in his tweet.

The deadlines for states to certify their election outcomes are rapidly approaching, with Georgia set to certify its outcomes this Friday. Trump’s re-election marketing campaign has submitted quite a few lawsuits, most of which have been unsuccessful in court docket. On December 14, the Electoral College will meet and solid the votes to formally declare Biden because the president-elect.

Newsweek contacted McConnell’s workplace for additional remark.