The Republican leader in the US Senate announced an “orderly” transfer of power to the Joe Biden administration

11/17/2020 The Republican Majority Leader in the United States Senate, Mitch McConnell. MICHAEL BROCHSTEIN / ZUMA PRESS / CONTACTOPHOTO

The Republican Majority Leader in the United States Senate, Mitch McConnell, has indicated this Tuesday that on January 20 of next year there will be an “orderly” transfer of power from the current Administration of President Donald Trump to the next one, from the elect, Joe Biden..

The words of McConnell, a Republican senator from Kentucky, come after he still has not publicly recognized Biden’s victory in the presidential elections at the beginning of the month.

In relation to this issue, McConnell has indicated that his opinion on the matter, as well as that of the rest, “is frankly irrelevant” and has added that “everything will happen in due time”.

We will have an orderly transfer from this administration to the next. (…) We will swear in the next administration on January 20”, Has settled in a conversation with press workers, after participating in a lunch with the Republican leadership on the Capitol in Washington.

McConnell has also not doubted that the deadlines set in the electoral process will be met, after recounts are taking place in some key states, where the results give Biden a very close advantage, such as Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, or Nevada.

United States President-elect Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware.  REUTERS / Tom Brenner
United States President-elect Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware. REUTERS / Tom Brenner

The Republican senator has also launched a criticism of the journalists gathered there for not having made reference to “one of the great success stories of the current Administration”, the fact, he explained, that the coordination of the country’s security systems to avoid foreign interference in the elections.

“I know that when things don’t happen they tend not to make headlines, but there is no indication that foreign intervention was successful. The elections were carried out without problems ”, he highlighted.

Further, has insisted again that the Trump Administration should not significantly reduce its military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq, as “it would be a mistake”, after the Acting Secretary of Defense, Christopher Miller, also announced on Tuesday that some 2,500 soldiers would leave these two countries in mid-January.

On the other hand, McConnell has warned President Donald Trump about the negative consequences of withdrawing soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq, after local media reported the president’s intention to accelerate the departure of soldiers from those countries..

“The consequences of a premature departure from the United States could be even worse than the withdrawal of [Barack] Obama of Iraq in 2011, who had fueled the growth of IS (the Islamic State jihadist group), ”declared McConnell, a loyal political ally of Trump.

The senator believes that the United States would “abandon” its allies by withdrawing its troops and give way to the Taliban in Afghanistan, in addition to allowing the reconstruction of the jihadist groups IS and Al Qaida.

With information from Europa Press


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