Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan reprimanded Friday for denying President Donald Trump an election for the presidential election, calling the delay “disgraceful” and “bad for the country.”
A critic of Trump, Hogan said, “We have to start the transition as soon as possible. Such ridiculous challenges that don’t really need to end,” said Hogan, a critic of Trump.
“We have to move forward with the transition. Like it or not, we vote, we count the votes and we live with the result. We always have a peaceful transition of power,” Hogan said. Who carried a primary weight. Challenged Trump last year and did not vote for him in the November 3 election. Instead, Hogan voted for a write-up for former President Ronald Reagan, who died in 2004.
Despite Trump calling the race to media organizations, including NBC News, about two weeks ago, Biden has not been included in the presidential race. The presidential campaign is fighting several legal battles in important battlegrounds, in addition to filing for partial voting in Wisconsin, a state Biden won.
The president has wrongly claimed that he won the election and claimed – without presenting any evidence – that mass voter fraud has been committed to favor Beden. He also fired a top US cyber officer, who repeatedly defended the integrity of the election.
Biden has moved forward with parts of the transition, such as the formation of advisory teams, and other presidential-like actions. On Thursday, he held a virtual meeting with governors, including Hogan, about the coronovirus epidemic.
However, the Democrats’ transition team has publicly expressed concern that delaying the transition and failure to coordinate around the epidemic response could be problematic. Some have also said that it puts national security at risk because Biden is not yet receiving classified intelligence briefings.
“The mistake of not sharing information with the incoming administration is outrageous,” Hogan said. “I think it’s bad for Donald Trump. It’s bad for the Republican Party, bad for the country and standing in our world. It’s reducing the presidency.”
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment on Hogan’s comments.