Not long after Michigan officially certified the election results, General Services Administration administrator Emily Murphy finally stopped obstructing the transition process in a letter to President-Elect Joe Biden.

Outgoing President Donald Trump’s final hope to steal Michigan’s 16 electoral votes came to an end on Monday after state officials formally certified the results. Trump’s last gasp in Pennsylvania was also rejected, not only by the state Supreme Court, but by the federal high court as well, which refused to take up Trump’s appeal.

These two big losses, along with Trump’s many other embarrassing legal defeats, apparently forced Murphy to do her job.

As we all know, Murphy had been refusing to aid Biden’s transition team by denying them office space and resources necessary to effect a smooth transfer of power.

“As the Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration, I have the ability under the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, as amended, to make certain post-election resources and services available to assist in the event of a presidential transition. See 3 U.S.C. § 102 note (the “Act”). I take this role seriously and, because of recent developments involving legal challenges and certifications of election results, am transmitting this letter today to make those resources and services available to you,” Murphy wrote in a letter to Biden.

Murphy then proceeded to make many excuses to justify her prior refusal to ascertain that Biden won the election, even citing the 2000 Election, which is a pathetic excuse because the 2020 Election was not nearly as close a result since Biden clearly won the contested states by comfortable margins.

She then whined about supposedly being threatened and tried to make it sound like she was being loyal to the nation instead of Trump.

“Please know that I came to my decision independently, based on the law and available facts,” Murphy wrote. “I was never directly or indirectly pressured by any Executive Branch official—including those who work at the White House or GSA—with regard to the substance or timing of my decision.”

Yeah, that’s bullsh*t. Murphy could and should have ascertained Biden as the winner as soon as the election was called, just as her predecessor did after the 2016 Election was called. Instead, she tried to give Trump’s election fraud claims legitimacy by refusing to do her duty as required by the very law she cited in her letter.

And despite agreeing to start the transition process, Murphy seemed to continue appeasing Trump by trying to legitimize his scheme to persuade the Electoral College to keep him in power.

“As stated, because of recent developments involving legal challenges and certifications of election results, I have determined that you may access the post-election resources and services described in Section 3 of the Act upon request,” she wrote. “The actual winner of the presidential election will be determined by the electoral process detailed in the Constitution.”

Here’s her full letter:

As usual, Trump soon undermined Murphy’s claim to have made an independent decision by tweeting that he recommended that she begin the transition process. Needless to say, Trump also declared that he intends to continue fighting the election results.

Neither Trump, nor Murphy, care about the best interests of the nation. If they did, Trump would have conceded earlier this month and Murphy would have immediately approved the transition process instead of dragging her feet. They are both guilty of undermining our democracy and they must be held accountable for it if our country is truly going to move forward. And now that Biden can finally kick his transition into full gear his team can make holding Trump and his minions accountable one of their first moves when they hit the ground running on January 20th.

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