(PoliticalLookout.com)- Following a series of threats from far-left activists, General Services Administration Administrator Emily W. Murphy announced on Monday that she would allow the Biden-Harris campaign access to funds to facilitate the transition to a possible administration. The announcement was supported by President Donald Trump, who still insists that he won the election and is fighting in court to ensure that every legal vote is counted.
In a tweet, the president thanked Murphy for her “steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country.”
“She has been harassed, threatened, and abused – and I do not want to see this happen to her, her family, or employees of GSA. Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good fight, and I believe we will prevail!”
…fight, and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2020
“Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same,” he added.
Some have speculated that this is a concession “in all but name” but could also simply be a fallback measure in case the lawsuits do not progress as hoped. And with the way an Obama-appointed judge in Pennsylvania ruled recently, suggested evidence of serious wrongdoing was not worth considering, it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Trump camp believes it’s possible that things don’t work out.
Murphy announced the decision in a letter to former Vice President Joe Biden, describing how she takes her role seriously and that her decision to withhold funds was based on “recent developments involving legal challenges and certifications of election results.”
In the letter, she also described the horrific threats she received from anti-Trump activists for making the decision to hold back the funds – something Joe Biden probably needs to think about.
“To be clear, I did not receive any direction to delay my determination. I did, however, receive threats online, by phone, and by mail directed at my safety, my family, my staff, and even my pets in an effort to coerce me into making this determination prematurely. Even in the face of thousands of threats, I always remained committed to upholding the law,” she wrote.
It is important to note that this does not mean that President Donald Trump has conceded, nor does it mean his lawsuits have ended. The president appears to remain committed to these cases, with representatives of the president’s legal team announcing on Monday that they expect to have their cases heard in the Supreme Court soon.