GSA Administrator Emily Murphy struggles as she is torn between harming the country and loyalty to Trump.
As the only obstacle between President-elect Joe Biden and the formal start of the presidential change, General Services Administrator Emily Murphy is grappling with the weight of the presidential election falling on her shoulders and feeling caught up in a no-win situation, according to people who recently met her have spoken.
"She absolutely feels in a difficult place. She's afraid on several levels. It's a terrible situation," a friend and former colleague of Murphy told CNN. "Emily is an accomplished professional, a deeply moral person, but also one very conscientious attorney who is in a very difficult position with an unclear law and primacy behind her stance.
Murphy uses the 2000 elections as the standard to block the Biden transition, which is absurd since 2000 was passed with 537 votes in one state. Joe Biden beat Trump by several hundred thousand votes and flipped over five states that Trump brought back to the Democratic column.
A real civil servant would not struggle with the decision.
They would drive the transition for the good of the country. The election result is beyond doubt. Joe Biden won.
Murphy breaks down knowing she's doing the wrong thing for the country by blocking the transition. The good news for them is that there is an easy way out. She can mark the transition and make it clear to Donald Trump that she will not be the roadblock preventing the country from moving forward.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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