Pompeo: 'Smooth transition' to Trump or Biden

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News Channel's Special Report with Bret Baier the U.S. will have a "smooth transition" to whoever is elected president. Earlier he said “there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.” (Nov. 11)

Video Transcript

MIKE POMPEO: We're reminding everyone that all the votes haven't been counted. We need to make sure the legal process is fully complied with, and that America will do what it does best. We'll have a leader in the White House at noon on January 20, and we'll continue to execute American foreign policies. It's what President Trump wants to make sure that-- our entire team does-- all the way through.

We'll have a smooth transition, and we'll see what the people ultimately decided when all the votes have been cast. We have a process, Bret. The Constitution lays out how electors vote. It's a very detailed process laid out. We need to comply with all of that, and then I am very confident that we will have a good transition. That we will make sure that whoever is in office on noon on January 2020 has all the tools readily available so that we don't skip a beat with the capacity to keep Americans safe.

BRET BAIER: Is it improper for these foreign leaders to be reaching out to Joe Biden?

MIKE POMPEO: You know, if they're just saying hi, I suppose that's not too terribly difficult. But make no mistake about it, we have one president, one secretary of state, one national security team at at time.