Let us all pay attention to General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy, who has been accused of blocking presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden’s potential transition into the White House by not declaring him the winner of the election. As in now, right this second.
The pivotal decision would free up funds for the transition, and establish a pathway for Biden personnel to make their presence known at federal agencies.
The media is vexed by this, of course — and irate coverage of the matter has gone on for a week.
The outcry is intensifying, however, and Ms. Murphy led national trends on Twitter on Tuesday. A few headlines from the past 24 hours offer an update:
“Emily Murphy, do your job” (CNN); “GSA official blocking Biden’s transition appears to privately plan post-Trump career” (ABC News); “The self-inflicted agony of Emily Murphy” (Washington Post); “The Trump appointee blocking Biden’s transition is reportedly trying to line up a new job for 2021”