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Media, Biden Campaign Bullying General Services Administration To Release Transition Money

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Joe Biden

The media is already acting as a bully on behalf of their beloved Biden. Its current victim is the General Services Administration for not having released the funds for Biden’s transition team. Congress reportedly allocated $9.9 million to the GSA in February in order to aid a transition team.

The GSA is being judicious with the money, maintaining that the election is not yet certified. In a statement, the GSA administrator “ascertains the apparent successful candidate once a winner is cleared based on the process laid out in the Constitution.”

Biz Pac Review writes, “according to the 1963 Presidential Transition Act, it’s up to the GSA to ‘ascertain’ the winner of the presidential election in respect to beginning the process of turning over responsibilities to the new administration.”

In a statement to reporters, GSA spokeswoman Pamela Pennington said, “an ascertainment has not yet been made. GSA and its administrator will continue to abide by, and fulfill, all requirements under the law.”

Already the Biden campaign has mentioned possible legal action against the GSA. “Legal action is certainly a possibility, but there are other options as well that we’re considering” said a Biden official who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity. The Biden campaign also cited “America’s national security and economic interests” saying the GSA must go along with the media’s call for Biden as president-elect because it’s “the will of the American people.”

In an earlier statement made by the GSA administrator, it was made clear the GSA does not pick the winner in a presidential election. Additionally, “the administrator’s ascertainment is done for the purposes of making services provided by the PTA available. Until an ascertainment is made, the statute allows for the Biden transition team to continue to receive the preelect services from the government (e.g., limited office space, computers, background investigations for security clearances). GSA has met all statutory requirements under the PTA for this election cycle and will continue to do so.”