Covid initiative could be delayed by Trump administration failure to win : Biden
Author: indiadmin November 19, 2020
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday warned that the Trump administration’s failure to recognize his election victory could delay his planned initiative to aggressively fight the surging coronavirus.
Biden, speaking on a conference call with frontline workers, pointed to the role of the General Services Administration (GSA), which normally recognizes a presidential candidate when it becomes clear who has won an election so that a transition of power can begin.
That has not yet happened despite U.S. television and news networks declaring Biden the winner after he secured enough electoral votes to secure the presidency.
The lack of GSA certification could delay his administration’s coronavirus response by “weeks or months” Biden told a group of frontline volunteers, representing healthcare workers and firefighters.
Biden became choked up when Mary Turner, the head of the Minnesota Nurses Association, who is also an ICU nurse, described the toll caring for sick and dying patients was taking on healthcare workers.