With Trump still not conceding the race, some Republican governors have greeted Biden’s efforts in a more measured way.
In Wyoming, where the number of new daily coronavirus cases has nearly doubled over the past two weeks, Gov. Mark Gordon has so far refused to say who he thinks won the presidential election and said he has not heard from Biden’s team about a coronavirus response. He said his administration will continue working with the White House coronavirus task force and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the issue.
“If and when the Biden team reaches out to our office, we will be receptive to their communication,” Gordon spokesman Michael Pearlman said.
In Oklahoma, where cases also are on the rise, Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt will remain open to working with the federal government on a virus response, said his spokesman, Charlie Hannema. But he cautioned against a heavy hand.