Sen. Alexander calls on Trump administration to aid Biden to ‘ensure a smooth transition’


Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander says the Trump administration should aid President-elect Joe Biden in his transition.

In a statement Friday, the retiring Tennessee Republican said Trump’s team should provide all transition materials, resources and meetings needed to ensure a smooth transition, especially on COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Alexander said he hopes the loser of the election will follow Al Gore’s example from 2000 by putting the country first, congratulating the winner and helping him to a good start.

He also said recounts and resolving disputes after a close election are not unprecedented and should reassure Americans that the results are valid.

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