Congress

More Senate Republicans call for transition to begin

Capito, who just won re-election in West Virginia, said that while Trump has the right to pursue legal challenges, “at some point, the 2020 election must end.” She added that “the window for legal challenges and recounts is rapidly closing” and that the Biden team should receive the necessary briefings “to facilitate a smooth transfer […]

Defense

Flournoy gets progressive boost in Biden’s search for Pentagon chief

“I would love to see her nominated for Secretary of Defense,” he added. Flournoy, a former undersecretary of defense for policy, also received an endorsement from a collection of former senior defense officials, diplomats and arms control experts who lauded her support for international treaties and other efforts to reduce the number and role of […]

Congress

Biden urges Senate to take up confirmation process for Cabinet picks

“To the American people, this team will make us proud to be Americans,” Biden said. The path to confirmation for Biden’s nominees remains unclear as control of the Senate will be decided by two runoff elections in Georgia early next year. Senate Republicans thus far have exerted considerable caution not to run afoul of President […]