President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday advised President Donald Trump’s Michigan legislators to comment on the president’s move as “extremely harsh” in an attempt to throw the state’s electoral vote in its illegal way.
Biden measured his words and took a long break just minutes after Trump’s legal team came out in a bid to try a court trial of thousands of votes cast in Philadelphia and Detroit, alleging “massive” election fraud.
“I’m confident he knows he hasn’t won,” Biden said. He also pushed for Trump’s refusal to allow a formal transition to begin as described in a federal law during the transition period.
He made the remarks after Trump verified plans to bring Republican leaders from the state of Michigan to the White House after attesting to the results of the Wayne County Canvassing Board, but two of his Republican members have given affidavits to withdraw their votes.
President-elect Joe Biden with Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris, November 19, November 20, in Wilmington, Dale. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnick) Speaks at The Queen Theater on Thursday, November 19th.
“It’s just me – it’s hard to understand how this man thinks,” Biden said. ‘It’s hard to understand. I am confident he knows he did not win. He will not win and we will be sworn in on January 20th.
‘I just know you, it’s far from me to question his motives but what he’s doing is just embarrassing.’
He called Trump “the most irresponsible president in American history.”
Biden, who has spent decades in the Senate, regularly cited his own rule on questioning the motivations of rivals. He speaks on a day when Trump’s intentions are not in doubt: he wants to throw out states that are trying to erase Biden’s 306-vote victory in the Electoral College.
“It’s really what the president is doing now,” he said, adding that his voice was behind it. He called it “another incident where he would go down in history as the most irresponsible president in American history.”
Then he did not even put it in the ‘ideal’. There is a question as to whether it is even legal. “
‘We won Michigan. It’s going to be certified, ’Biden said.
Biden also wanted to know about the administration’s refusal to reach a formal assessment that Biden was the winner, that a formal transition would begin through a meeting between Biden’s associates and agency staff.
Biden said the administration’s refusal to meet with his team about COVID-19 and plans to distribute a vaccine would “put lives at risk.”
“It’s hard to understand how this person thinks,” President-elect Joe Biden said of President Trump.
Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, spoke at a news conference on November 19, 2020, at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington DC. Giuliani alleges a massive fraud and paints a picture of a conspiracy involving the democratic cities, Venezuela, China and Biden.
He specifically mentioned Trump’s ‘Operation Warp Speed’ so that vaccines could be produced and distributed quickly.
“There’s no excuse for not sharing data and let’s start planning,” he said.
‘If we don’t have access to all this data, it’s going to take our time. He predicted it would put us behind the 8-ball for a month or more.
He indicated that he was reluctant to sue, saying that the amount of time it would take to change “cannot be changed materially”. But he stopped short of taking legal action – after Trump’s party filed a lawsuit in the state challenging the election results.
Biden said, ‘We didn’t deny it.
Biden also spoke out against Trump’s rejection of recognition, even after the former vice president’s popular vote lead reached close to one million, and his election lead stood at 306 to 223.
‘Let me choose my word,’ he said. He said the nation was witnessing “incredible irresponsibility”.
“An incredibly damaging message is being sent around the world about how democracy works,” he said.
“I don’t know his motives but I just think it’s completely irresponsible,” Biden said.
He said he was not worried that it would affect his own legitimacy, although he noted in recent polls that a large majority of Republicans believe the Trump camp’s claims of electoral fraud.
Biden said, ‘This sends a terrible message about who we are as a country.
The head of the General Services Agency, Emily Murphy, declined to reach an official assessment that Biden won the election – which raised millions of funds and put a process on ice to share information between outgoing and incoming administrations.
His refusal to reach an ‘investigation’ prevented Biden from holding a top security meeting to inform future presidents about the myriad global challenges.
Biden made brief remarks after a virtual meeting with a bipartisan group of presidents on Thursday, accusing President Trump’s lawyers of stalling the transformation on a day when reviving unsupported claims of “massive fraud” in the election.
“Unfortunately, my administration has not been able to get everything we need,” Biden complained in a video conference with the leadership of the National Governors Association.
It was a bipartisan group of five Republicans and four Democrats.
The government was included. Charlie Baker (R-Massa.), Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), Chair, Gary Herbert (R-UT), Larry Hogan (R-MD), Asha Hutchinson (R-Orc.) Co-Chair, K Ive (R-League), Michelle Luzon Grisham (D-NM), Jared Polis (D-CO), Gretchen Whiter (DWI) and John Carney (D-DE)