GSA Administrator Emily W. Murphy reflects on President Truman's legacy With the General Services Administration turning 70, the agency's Administrator , Emily W. Murphy went to Independence, Missouri- hometown of former U.S. ...
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This is Emily Murphy, the Administrator at the General Services Administration, and the apparatchik (apparatchikna? She is female) who is singlehandedly holding up the entire presidential transition. In this story, everybody is talking about her, saying what they think she is thinking, and how much pressure she is under, but from herself there is no comment.
She is a Trump appointee with a long government and private career, about whom there has been little to suggest that she would wedge herself like a plug in the spigot through which the entire transition, indeed, the entire process of American democracy, the practice of American diplomacy, and the maintenance of national security, must flow.
I will undoubtedly write more about this woman at some point, but the next point at which that becomes an option (barring any public statement from her) SHOULD be when all the states have certified their results.
At that point-- no later than December 8, 6 days before the Electoral College vote-- she will be forced by public pressure, maybe by law, to choose between making the ascertainment, or really intensifying the opposition, between most of the political, legal and social world and the die-hard Trumpists who are, as every responsible commenter and their mothers and children and dogs have stated, further damaging and weakening our standing around the world, and leaving us open to threats from adversaries. It would really be paradigmatic of the entire irrational, desperation-driven Trump post-election effort if Ms. Murphy stubbornly did prohibit American democracy from moving forward all the way till that date.
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