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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 CramerMcConnell keeps GOP guessing on Trump impeachment Impeachment trial tests Trump's grip on Senate GOP McConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time 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 ToddOfficials brace for second Trump impeachment trial House GOP lawmaker: Trump 'put all of our lives at risk' DC mayor says she's concerned about threats to residential neighborhoods MORE that President TrumpDonald TrumpLil Wayne gets 11th hour Trump pardon Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Trump expected to pardon Bannon: reports 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 BidenTrump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Scalise bringing Donna Brazile as guest to Biden inauguration Sidney Powell withdraws 'kraken' lawsuit in Georgia 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."