WASHINGTON – Elected President Joe Biden and President-elect Kamala Harris will meet in person Friday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in Wilmington, Delaware.
Their meeting comes when Congress ends its lame-duck session and Democrats and the White House have not been able to find a compromise on another Covid-19 aid package. Biden and Harris will work closely with both Democratic leaders in the new Congress in their efforts to pass some of the new government’s legislative proposals.
Biden served with both Pelosi and Schumer in Congress, and Harris has been in the Senate, which has represented California since 2017. Biden also spent his time as vice president under the Obama administration, using his experience on Capitol Hill to help negotiate legislation. .
- It’s Biden’s birthday – he turns 78 on Friday, making him the oldest US president to take office in January.
- Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, slammed President Donald Trump in a tweet late Thursday: “After failing to make even a plausible case of widespread fraud or conspiracy in any court, the president has now openly pressured state and local officials to to undermine the will of the people and overthrow the election. It’s hard to imagine a worse, more undemocratic act by a sitting American president. “
- The House’s Democratic Committee chairmen sent a letter to Emily Murphy, the head of the DG, demanding that she personally inform them of her refusal to give the Biden-Harris transition team access to the services and facilities they need to make the transition to the new administration. .
- Further staff announcements for jobs with a smaller profile in the White House are expected on Friday from Biden’s team.
For the first time in days, Trump has public events on his daily schedule. He attends a virtual meeting with leaders of economic cooperation in Asia and the Pacific in the White House Situation Room early in the morning and is ready to comment on the delivery of prescription drugs to Americans around 6 p.m. 14.30 ET.