Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said "we don't have time for these kinds of games" after Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoRussia suggests military deployments to Cuba, Venezuela an option The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Winter is here for Democrats Overnight Defense & National Security — Nuclear states say no winners in global war MORE earlier Tuesday said there would be a "smooth" transition to a second term for President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump lawyers to Supreme Court: Jan. 6 committee 'will not be harmed by delay' Two House Democrats announce they won't seek reelection DiCaprio on climate change: 'Vote for people that are sane' MORE, who lost last week's election to Democrat Joe BidenJoe BidenMadame Tussauds unveils new Biden and Harris figures US raises concerns about Russian troop movements to Belarus Putin tests a model for invading Ukraine, outwitting Biden's diplomats MORE.
"Look at reality," Schumer said in response to a question from a reporter about Pompeo's comments.
"Secretary Pompeo, Joe Biden has won. He's won the election. Now move on. Let's bring this country together and get things done. We have a COVID crisis raging. We don't have time for these kinds of games."
.@SenSchumer: "Look at reality. Secretary Pompeo, Joe Biden has won. He's won the election. Now move on. Let's bring this country together and get things done. We have a COVID crisis raging. We don't have time for these kinds of games." pic.twitter.com/mwbeqoFd9D— CSPAN (@cspan) November 10, 2020
Several media outlets projected Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election on Saturday.
It was a relatively close election, but Biden leads in several key states by tens of thousands of votes. Trump's campaign has launched lawsuits in several states and would have to see the results flip in three states to win.
Pompeo's comments came earlier on Tuesday when a reporter asked him how the current administration was prepared to interact with Biden's transition team.
"There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration," Pompeo replied.