US President-elect, Joe Biden will on Tuesday announce the first set of persons to be part of his administration, his chief of staff said despite Donald Trump’s refusal to concede defeat.
Biden has gone ahead with transition plans which will culminate into his inauguration as the 46th President in January despite Trump’s moves on multiple fronts to try to undo the results of the November 3 vote.
“You are going to see the first of the president-elect’s cabinet picks on Tuesday of this week,” Biden’s chief of staff Ron Klain told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.
“You’ll have to wait for the president-elect to say that himself on Tuesday,” he added.
With the clock ticking down to January 20 inauguration, Trump’s team has focused on trying to stop battleground states from certifying election results while continuing to pursue legal challenges that have so far failed.
A Pennsylvania judge on Saturday threw out Donald Trump’s claims of widespread electoral fraud there in a scathing ruling which excoriated the Trump team’s legal strategy.
“Donald Trump’s been rejecting democracy. He has been… launching baseless claims of voter fraud, baseless litigation rejected by 34 courts,” Klain told ABC.
“It’s corrosive, it’s harmful, but… it’s not going to change the outcome of what happens here at 12 noon on Jan. 20: Joe Biden will become the next president of the United States.”