Feds: Biden Cannot Continue with ‘Transition’ Because He Isn’t Officially President-Elect

Joe Biden, the 47th vice president of the United States, was the featured guest for the Tom Johnson Lectureship at the LBJ Presidential Library on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. The conversation was moderated by Mark Updegrove, former director of the LBJ Library. Biden represented Delaware for 36 years in the U.S. Senate before serving as vice president from 2009 to 2017 in the administration of President Barack Obama. As vice president, Biden addressed important issues facing the nation and represented America abroad, traveling over 1.2 million miles to more than 50 countries. He convened sessions of the President's Cabinet, led interagency efforts, and worked with Congress in his fight to raise the living standards of middle-class Americans, reduce gun violence, address violence against women, and end the devastation of cancer. The event was held in the LBJ Auditorium and was the fifth annual Tom Johnson lecture. The lecture series was created to honor Tom Johnson, who served for 30 years as chairman of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees. Johnson also served as executive assistant to President Johnson and, later, as president and then chairman of CNN. 10/03/2017 LBJ Library photo by Jay Godwin

The General Services Administration, the agency that funds a presidential transition, has refused to allow Joe Biden access to government resources because he is NOT the certified president-elect.

The GSA is the agency that works with an incoming president to fund his transition team to allow the president-elect to prepare to take office. But the agency says it cannot allow Biden to launch his team because he has no right to do so.

A spokesperson told Reuters that GSA Administrator Emily Murphy has not yet determined that “a winner is clear.”

That is just fact since President Trump has not conceded and is involved in multiple court actions across the country.

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The agency was established by Harry S. Truman in 1949 and was tasked with providing supplies and workplaces for federal employees.

“Today, our mission has evolved to provide stewardship of the way the government uses and provides real estate, acquisition services, and technology,” the GSA says on its website.

The Biden team already has access to office space in D.C. but is still barred from access to federal dollars to fund salaries and fees for consultants.

The Biden campaign does have some funding for this purpose, so they are not completely cut off at this time.

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.
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