Baseless and dangerous attacks

Mike Pompeo freaks out the media by rejecting their Fake President narrative:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory as President-elect, saying at the State Department Tuesday that “there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” igniting a furor and roiling diplomats.

A leading Democrat chastised the secretary for “baseless and dangerous attacks” on the results of last week’s elections, while diplomats at the State Department reacted with “disgust” and anger at comments they saw as directly undermining their work to promote fair elections and peaceful democratic transitions overseas.

Pompeo was asked if the State Department is preparing to engage with the Biden transition team and, if not, whether a delay could pose a risk to national security. “The world is watching what’s taking place,” he continued, speaking at a briefing for reporters. “We’re gonna count all the votes. When the process is completed, they’ll be electors selected. There’s a process, the Constitution lays it out pretty clearly.”

“The world should have every confidence that the transition necessary to make sure that the State Department is functional today, successful today and successful with a president who’s in office on January 20 a minute after noon, will also be successful,” he said.

Pompeo’s remarks added to confusion generated by President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the 2020 election and growing concern that a chaotic transition period could indeed undermine national security. Senior Republican lawmakers and other Cabinet officials have also been silent about the former vice president’s projected victory.

See, they’ve got nothing but theater now. Whatever shall we do about their “disgust and anger”? I don’t know about you, but I’m really starting to enjoy this.

Meanwhile, the ascendance to the Cherry Blossom Throne relentlessly continues.

Decision Desk HQ has reported that Pres. Trump has won the state of North Carolina and its 15 electoral votes.  

UPDATE: It looks as if Nancy Pelosi is out as Speaker of the House.