Democrats reject GSA offer to delay briefing on transition

The move comes as President Donald Trump has refused to concede the election and praised Murphy as she came under withering pressure for declining to aid Biden’s transition to power.

On Monday afternoon, lawmakers on the two committees rejected the administration’s proposal.

“Every additional day that is wasted is a day that the safety, health, and well-being of the American people is imperiled as the incoming Biden-Harris Administration is blocked from fully preparing for the coronavirus pandemic, our nation’s dire economic crisis, and our national security,” said House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney, House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey and Reps. Gerry Connolly and Mike Quigley.

The lawmakers have instead indicated they want a briefing from Murphy on Tuesday and offered her a range of times throughout the day based on her convenience. They also offered to set up a telephone conference call if she is unable to utilize video conference services.

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