We are now entering week two of the electoral standoff between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, and the former is having a heck of a time dealign with the latter’s unwillingness to concede the election as of yet.
Trump’s administration has been reluctant to begin the transition process to a Biden administration on account of the current President’s belief that he is the rightful winner of the 2020 election. And while Trump can’t do anything about the constitutionally-mandated exchange of power on January 20th, he can spend the next few weeks massaging the vote count and recounts in his favor…just so long as his work concludes before the states certify their results.
But Biden is trudging ahead as if there is no controversy, and beginning to assemble a cabinet and a coalition of like-minded liberals.
The only problem is that many of those qualifying for work within the Biden team may already have a spot in the House of Representatives that, if vacated, could hand a majority to the Republican Party.
Insiders variously accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., of urging Dems to stay put to preserve their fragile majority.
“Nancy is telling House members, ‘Now is not the time to leave,’” a Democratic Party official who’s been briefed by Democratic congressional reps said.
But another House insider said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., is urging Democratic congressional reps to stay put, and told the Biden transition team not to poach its members because of the party’s slim majority following the Nov. 3 elections.
It seems that the Democrats are poised to fall victim to the old adage, “can’t win for losing”.
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