Trump to staff: ‘disregard’ memo about packing up
by Jon Fleetwood | December 25, 2020
Trump’s White House staff isn’t going anywhere.
The New York Times reported White House staff received an email on Tuesday from officials about departure procedures “before a new administration begins Jan. 20.”
Staff received a new email on Wednesday reading “Please disregard the below message. Updated information will be shared in the coming days.”
The first email detailing the process for moving out in order to make room for Joe Biden’s team came from the White House Management Office, according to Forbes.
The email indicated how office supplies are to be returned to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building and that some staff will depart as early as Jan. 4.
“Payroll, benefits, sick leave, work records, ethics debriefing and security clearance,” according to Politico.
President Trump is confident in his chances.
The President tweeted a video in which he blasted the COVID relief package presented to him by Congress for not providing American citizens with enough money. In the video, Trump also talked about the possibility of “the next administration” being able to deliver a “suitable” relief package.
“And maybe that administration will be me,” said the President.
Congresswoman-elect Lauren Boebert (R-Col.) agrees with President Trump, officially declaring on Thursday that she will object to the Electoral College results in the Jan. 6 Congressional joint session.
“Guided by the US Constitution and my responsibility to my constituents, I will object to the Electoral College results on January 6th,” tweeted Boebert.
Responding to critics accusing Boebert of “bombastic symbolic acts” to further her career, Boebert shot back, “Newsflash: I’m not here to make a career for myself. I’m here to save our country from socialists.”
“This is a contested election, and I believe that President Trump should fight with everything that he has and use all of the authority that he has as the President of the United States to make sure that we have a free and fair election. We need to be looking into these allegations; we need to be taking them seriously,” Boebert said.
“I believe that President Trump has every legal right to do so, and I encourage him to do that. Our country really depends on this; our democracy depends on this; our Republic depends on this election, and no one will trust our election system ever again if we don’t fix it this time,” she continued.
The mother of four will be joining the likes of Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who is leading the Jan. 6 challenge to the Electoral College votes.
According to the Constitution, if a House representative objects during the Jan. 6 joint session, one Senator must second the objection in order to move to the next phase of the process, which could cause Donald Trump to win re-election.
At least six Republican senators have expressed they might join the objection: Sens. Hawley (R-Mo.), Cruz (R-Tx.), Paul (R-Ky.), Loeffler (R-Ga.), Johnson (R-Ala.), Tuberville (R-Ala.).
If enough battlegrounds states’ results are thrown by this objection process, neither Trump nor Biden would have the 270 electoral votes necessary to win the Electoral College. The House would then pick the president.
At that point, each state will get one vote, which is based on which party (Republican or Democrat) controls the state’s House.
This means that Republicans will choose the next president because they control 26 state Houses, according to Brooks.
“House Republicans control the election of the next president of the United States,” Brooks stated.