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GOP senator calls for cooperation on Biden transition: 'I'd rather have a president that has more than one day to prepare'

Sen. Kevin CramerKevin John CramerThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Calls mount to start transition as Biden readies Cabinet picks Pressure grows from GOP for Trump to recognize Biden election win Sunday shows - Virus surge dominates ahead of fraught Thanksgiving holiday MORE (R-N.D.) said on Sunday that it was "past time to start a transition" to a Biden administration, adding that he would "rather have a president that has more than one day to prepare." 

The GOP senator told NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddRichmond says GOP 'reluctant to stand up and tell the emperor he wears no clothes' GOP senator calls for cooperation on Biden transition: 'I'd rather have a president that has more than one day to prepare' Hogan calls Giuliani press conference a 'train wreck' MORE that President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden team wants to understand Trump effort to 'hollow out government agencies' Trump's remaking of the judicial system Overnight Defense: Trump transgender ban 'inflicts concrete harms,' study says | China objects to US admiral's Taiwan visit MORE had the right to contest the election results through the legal system but also acknowledged an incoming Biden presidency.

"What they're claiming is that there's a lot of evidence and they're presenting that evidence in cases. Now, it's up to them to present that evidence, Chuck, obviously, and we've yet to see a real hearing where evidence was presented. And they're not obligated to present it, you know, yesterday or tomorrow, although the sooner the better, from my perspective," Cramer said.

"But I'm just speaking strictly now from this 'attack on democracy,' as you call it. This is, these are legal systems. This is, these are processes that are in our Constitution, in our laws, and they're not just appropriate, but they're really an obligation, frankly, to the millions of Americans that President Trump is a reflection of," he added.

Cramer also acknowledged that "there has to be an end," saying, "I, frankly, do think it's time to — well, it's past time — to start a transition, to at least cooperate with the transition. I'd rather have a president that has more than one day to prepare should Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden team wants to understand Trump effort to 'hollow out government agencies' Overnight Defense: Trump transgender ban 'inflicts concrete harms,' study says | China objects to US admiral's Taiwan visit Protect our world: How the Biden administration can save lives and economies worldwide MORE, you know, end up winning this."

"It should happen tomorrow morning because it didn't happen last Monday morning. I just think you have to begin that process. Give the incoming administration all the time they need," said Cramer, though he also called Biden "a bit overdramatic" for voicing concerns that the impeded transition would negatively affect distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

"The military is in charge of Operation Warp Speed. The military's still going to be there after the election, but there are lots of other things," he added. "And I informed my staff well over a week ago that they had to cooperate with any transition outreach because we want to be prepared. We have to, you know, we have a government to run, regardless of who the president is."