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Top ethics expert compares Trump appointee blocking Biden transition to a drunk driver who ‘crushes’ kids

By PhillyNews.FYI , in News , at November 18, 2020 Tags: , , , , ,


The refusal of General Services Administrator Emily Murphy to sign a letter stating it is “likely” Joe Biden won the election is comparable to a “drunk driver” who “crushes” school kids, says a former top government ethics official.

Walter Shaub in a series of tweets Wednesday blasted Murphy after a CNN report attempted to paint her in a favorable light.

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“General Services Administrator Emily Murphy is struggling with the weight of the presidential election being dropped on her shoulders, feeling like she’s been put in a no-win situation, according to people who have spoken to her recently,” CNN reported. The piece has been widely panned with many making clear Murphy has zero defense for not allowing the Biden transition to officially begin.

Shaub is not mincing words.

“Lawyers like [Emily Murphy] (and the DOJ lawyer who argued to deprive children sleeping on concrete floors of soap) exploit legal ambiguities,” Shaub continued. But we have limited time to make this world worse or better. Withholding lifesaving resources during a pandemic is an immoral way to spend it.”

He also says Murphy is “endangering American lives — solely for partisan political gain.”

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And here’s what he has to say, presumably about that CNN fluff piece:

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