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Capito Backs Presidential Transition

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is among a growing group of Republicans that support starting the presidential transition process.

Capito on Monday issued a statement on the Nov. 3 election, noting President Donald Trump has been unsuccessful in changing the projected results and has few opportunities remaining to challenge vote tallies.

Capito’s statement came hours before the head of the U.S. General Services Administration contacted Biden regarding resources related to the transition. Both announcements were issued more than two weeks after multiple news outlets projected Biden as the winner.

President Donald Trump did not concede to Biden on Monday, but the president tweeted he ordered the act in the best interest of the country. Administrator Emily Murphy told Biden the decision was her own.

Capito noted Biden and Harris should receive briefings on national security and the coronavirus pandemic to ensure a smooth transfer of power on Jan. 20.



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