While the still American president Donald Trump he plays golf hoping that his lawyers will be able to contest his electoral defeat, Joe Biden begins to shape the cabinet that will accompany him in the White House the next four years, a group of experts with a strong female presence that rewards their closest allies.
This Tuesday, transition team The president-elect has reported the appointment of nine senior officials, five of whom are women. The one that will occupy the most important position will be Jen O’Malley Dillon, the first woman to lead a Democratic-winning presidential candidacy, who will occupy the position of deputy chief of staff, being the second in command of Ron Klein, who was Biden’s chief of staff between 2009 and 2011 when he was vice president.
Our White House senior staff is composed of individuals who demonstrate the President-elect’s commitment to building an administration that looks like America, has expertise in governing, and will be ready deliver results for working families on Day One.https://t.co/MXnMExXAFp pic.twitter.com/DaWmRI8PRk
— Biden-Harris Presidential Transition (@Transition46) November 17, 2020
Dana Remus, the campaign’s lead attorney, will serve as Biden’s senior advisor alongside veteran advisers Steve Ricchetti Y Mike Donilon. For their part, they have also appointed Julie rodríguez as director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House, currently the highest-ranking position for a member of the Latino community. Annie Tomasini, Biden’s chief of staff when his campaign travels, will be the chief operating officer of the oval office.
The campaign deputy director, Anthony Bernal, will be the first lady’s chief advisor, Jill Biden, while Julissa Reynoso Pantaleon, who worked in the State Department under the mandate of Barack Obama, will be your chief of staff. Biden’s White House will also feature the congressman Cedric Richmond, who will leave his seat for Louisiana to become Senior Advisor and Director of the Office of Public Participation.
Bloqueo de Trump
Even though Biden’s transition team has gotten underway, the Trump administration is putting sticks in its wheels. The president has blocked the sending of classified intelligence reports to the Democrat on threats to national security because he refuses to accept Biden’s victory. Using that same argument, they have also refused to release government funds and office space to the president-elect.
Biden has criticized that Trump’s refusal, which blocks that transition, may aggravate the crisis of coronavirus and lead “more people to die if we don’t coordinate”. With some votes still in the counting process, Democrats have won the popular vote by at least 5.6 million margin votes. In the electoral college, which determines the outcome, Biden has secured 306 votes to Trump’s 232. The investiture ceremony will be held on January 20.