White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain told ABC on Sunday that Biden would make the announcement Tuesday.
“What I can confirm, George, is that you will see the appointment of the president’s first cabinet this Tuesday, in fact, the pace set by (President Barack Obama’s Transformation Team), beating the pace set by the Trump administration,” he told George Stephanop this week.
The president’s refusal to accept the results has delayed the so-called “research” process, the regular recognition by the general service agency in the face of a clear presidential victory that would help the formal transition begin.
Psaki said Sunday that without a formal transition process, “an FBI background check could not have taken place” for Biden’s administration.
“I expect that not only Democrats but Republicans in the Senate will be angry that they will not have access to that information,” Tapper said.