President-elect Joe Biden is preparing to re-enter the White House as we speak, having allegedly won the 2020 presidential election on account of Philadelphia.
President Trump has insisted that this is not the case, and is not looking to go quietly into the night. Trump has spent 4 years bucking traditions and dodging decorum, battling the status quo, and there’s no reason to think that this would change at this late hour.
But Biden isn’t exactly looking to slip on in to the role unnoticed either, promising some serious upheaval during the early portion of his first term.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is preparing a bevy of executive orders to issue on his first day in the White House that will reverse some of the key policies of the Trump administration.
Biden, whom the Associated Press declared president-elect on Saturday, has already tasked his transition team with focusing on how to leverage the “executive power” of the Oval Office, according to the Washington Post.
Some of the orders that Biden plans to issue deal with hot button topics like immigration and national security. According to the Post, Biden plans to reverse the Trump administration’s decision to impose tight travel restrictions for individuals attempting to travel to the United States from countries like Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Biden is also planning to issue orders to reinstitute protections for illegal immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and prioritize family reunification.
Upon taking office, Biden also plans to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and restore U.S. support for the World Health Organization (W.H.O.). Trump withdrew the U.S. from the former and terminated its support for the W.H.O.
And that’s not all…
The Biden team’s preparation of executive orders occurs as control of the U.S. Senate is set to be determined by two run-off elections in Georgia in early January. Republicans, who have held the Senate in 2015, need only to win one of the contests to maintain control of the chamber. Biden, in particular, appears ready to mobilize the full force of executive power if such an event occurs and the GOP hamstrings his agenda throughout the legislative process.
Biden will have to get to the White House first, however, as Donald Trump continues to proclaim that he has won the 2020 election, and that his legal teams will prove it in court.
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