It would have been silly to expect this lame duck period to be uneventful.
The Electoral College has spoken. Mitch McConnell has congratulated President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. Some Republican Senators and Representatives have followed suit – but that hasn’t stopped Trump minions from continuing their vain efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
This week, Congress races to finally put together a COVID relief bill (that has something in it to disappoint everyone) before the holiday recess. There’s also the little matter of funding the government. There is a defense bill that Trump is threatening to veto because he’s a petulant child. The Pfizer vaccine began arriving in the states on Monday, and approval of the Moderna vaccine is expected today – but we have learned that the Trump administration is holding up vaccine deliveries to the states for some reason no one has explained satisfactorily yet.
In addition to the pandemic and the recession it has caused, the discovery of a 9-months long massive hack into several governmental departments (including Energy and Defense) by a foreign nation state is yet another headache for the incoming administration. And Trump has not uttered a peep about it. (Could that be because the perpetrator was Russia?)
Through all of this, President-Elect Biden continues to announce a Cabinet that truly does look more like the demographics of the country. And Republicans express faux outrage over Democrats who rightly call them out on their hypocrisy, and Jill Biden’s right to use the “Doctor” honorific she earned.
MOMocrats Karoli, Aliza Worthington, and Donna Schwartz Mills are counting the days until sanity is restored to the White House (33!) If only we could have sanity in the nation as quickly. Member of the DemCast family of podcasts.