Schumer to Pompeo: 'We don't have time for these kinds of games'

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 PompeoTrump: 'I can't imagine' any Republican would beat me in 2024 primary if I run Green New Deal's 3 billion ton problem: sourcing technology metals US condemns arrests of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong MORE earlier Tuesday said there would be a "smooth" transition to a second term for President TrumpDonald TrumpProsecutors focus Trump Organization probe on company's financial officer: report WHO official says it's 'premature' to think pandemic will be over by end of year Romney released from hospital after fall over the weekend MORE, who lost last week's election to Democrat Joe BidenJoe BidenSenate Democrats negotiating changes to coronavirus bill Rural Americans are the future of the clean energy economy — policymakers must to catch up WHO official says it's 'premature' to think pandemic will be over by end of year 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."


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.