Monday, Joe Biden accused President Trump’s appointees in the Pentagon of stalling transition efforts and putting up “roadblocks.”
Biden warned U.S. security risks could result.
“The truth is, many of the agencies that are critical to our security, have incurred enormous damage,” Biden said. “Many of them have been hollowed out in personnel, capacity and in morale, and the policy processes, they have been atrophied and sidelined.”
“All of it makes it harder for our government to protect the American people. We need to make sure nothing is lost in the handoff between administrations,” he continued “My team needs a clear picture of our force posture around the world and our operations to deter our enemies. We need full visibility into the budget planning underway at the defense department and other agencies in order to avoid any window of confusion or catch-up that our adversaries may try to exploit.”
“Right now we’re just not getting all the information that we need from the outgoing administration, in key national security areas,” Biden added “It’s nothing short, in my view, of irresponsibility.”
President Trump has yet to concede the election to Biden.
Congress will vote to certify the electoral college vote January 6th.