NBC News reports:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said there will be an “orderly transfer” between administrations Jan. 20, though he did not mention President-elect Joe Biden or President Donald Trump, who is refusing to concede, by name.
McConnell, R-Ky., has not yet publicly recognized Biden’s victory, but his comments Tuesday following a Senate Republican luncheon signaled he is prepared for a Biden presidency.
Asked about the General Services Administration’s refusal to ascertain Biden’s victory, which triggers important components of the transition, McConnell did not push for the Trump administration to begin that process but said “we’re going to have an orderly transfer from this administration to the next one.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appears to break with Trump just now and the president’s refusal to concede the election: “We’re going to have an orderly transfer from this administration to the next.”
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) November 17, 2020