Republican Senator Says He’ll ‘Step In’ If Joe Biden Isn’t Allowed Security Briefings By Friday

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By Sean Neumann

 

A Republican senator said Wednesday that he’ll “step in” if President-elect Joe Biden still isn’t receiving daily security briefings by Friday.

Sen. James Lankford, an Oklahoma lawmaker who sits on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, told local KRMG radio that “there’s nothing wrong with Vice President Biden getting the briefings to be able to prepare himself and so that he can be ready.”

While President Donald Trump, 74, refuses to accept the results of the 2020 election, which show he lost to Biden, his administration has also refused to move forward with transition operations to help Biden’s incoming administration prepare to take over in January.

Emily Murphy, the General Services Administration’s administrator who was appointed by Trump, has refused to sign off on the transition process and said there hasn’t been an “ascertainment” about who won the election yet.

“There is no loss from him getting the briefings,” Lankford, 52, said. “If that’s not occurring by Friday, I will step in as well and be able to push them and to say this needs to occur so that regardless of the outcome of the election, whichever


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