WATCH: Pompeo Snaps Back ‘There Will Be A Smooth Transition To A Second Trump Administration’
ZING! Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of the State Department, snapped back at a snobby reporter Tuesday who insinuated that there might not be a 'smooth transition of power' from President Trump to former vice president Joe Biden. Pompeo didn't miss a beat when he cracked back with “a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.”
“Is the State Department currently preparing to engage with the Biden transition team?” a reporter asked Tuesday. “And if not, at what point does a delay hamper a smooth transition or pose a risk to national security?”
“There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” Pompeo responded. “Right?”
“We’re ready,” he said. “The world is watching what’s taking place, here. We’re gonna count all the votes; when the process is complete, there will be electors selected.”
“There’s a process,” the Secretary reiterated, “the Constitution lays it out pretty clearly. The world should have every confidence that the transition necessary to make sure that the State Department is functional today, successful today, and successful with a president who’s in office on January 20, a minute after noon, will also be successful.”
Media outlets like Fox News, ABC News, CNN, NBC News, and The Associated Press declared Biden the winner though there were many red flags already being raised and votes were still being counted.
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The Post Gazette asked, "What is the big rush for the media to declare Joe Biden president-elect before all questions of voter fraud are resolved and all state races are certified?"
There are still recounts and investigations to do in many states before the final tally. In the 2000 race, a winner was not declared until Dec. 13, when the result of only one state was in question. And George W. Bush had the good sense not to accept the title of president-elect until that time.
The Gazette added, "who gave the media the right to declare the winner? Most of the media is unabashedly partisan toward Democrats and created this ploy to force the issue and thus make it difficult for Republicans to walk it back. This smells of conspiracy."