Asked by a reporter Tuesday if the State Department is preparing to engage with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded: “There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.”
Why it matters: Pompeo, the country’s top diplomat, is standing by President Trump and his allies’ claims that the election is not over and that the president has the right to pursue legal challenges. It comes as leaders all over the world who Pompeo deals with are publicly congratulating Biden on his projected victory.
What he’s saying: “We’re ready. The world is watching what’s taking place here. We’re going to count all the votes. When the process is complete, there will be electors selected,” Pompeo said.
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