Incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain also told ABC on Sunday that Biden will make an announcement Tuesday.
“What I can confirm, George, is that you are going to see the first of the President-elect’s Cabinet appointments on Tuesday of this week, beating, in fact, the pace that was set by (President Barack Obama’s transition team), beating the pace set by the Trump transition,” he told George Stephanopoulos on “This Week.”
The President’s refusal to accept the results has delayed a process known as “ascertainment,” a routine recognition by the General Services Administration in the face of a clear presidential victory that would allow the official transition to begin.
Psaki noted on Sunday that without the formal transition process underway, “FBI background checks cannot happen” for Biden’s Cabinet picks.
“I expect not just Democrats but Republicans in the Senate to be outraged they won’t have access to that information. It could take weeks for that to happen,” she told Tapper, noting that the potential frustration could serve as “another pressure point” in the coming days.
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