Donald Trump has lost the presidential election by nearly 5 million votes. He is having a very tough time coming to grips with that reality. Most of the GOP senators who work with Trump have been happy to play along with his delusions about recounts.
Those same senators, however, also realize that Biden won and it is time to start having an orderly transition. As of yet, the White House has yet to brief the former Vice President on sensitive intelligence. On Thursday, a number of Republicans, Lindsey Graham among them, said it is time for that to change.
Graham may be one of the biggest Trump sycophants in Washington, but when asked if Biden should be briefed, he replied, “Yeah, I think he should.”
John Thune, the Senate Majority Whip, said of the issue, “Well, I think that it probably makes sense to prepare for all contingencies. And as these election challenges play out in court, I don’t have a problem with, and I think it’s important from a national security standpoint, continuity. And you’ve seen other members suggesting that. I think that makes sense.”
James Lankford, a Republican from Oklahoma made the strongest statement. “This needs to occur so that regardless of the outcome of the election, whichever way that it goes, people can be ready for that actual task. If that’s not occurring by Friday, I will step in.”
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