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President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris will publicly announce their candidates today at 1:00 p.m. ET, according to a press release from the transition team.
Their six candidates and foreign policy and national security officers are expected to join them and speak at the event.
Biden yesterday unveiled a list of key foreign and national security issues, including being the first woman to head U.S. intelligence and the first Latino to head the Department of Homeland Security.
Cuban-born Alejandro Mayorkas, a former DHS deputy secretary whom Biden has appointed to head the department, is tasked with rebuilding an agency that has carried out some of the most draconian measures related to President Trump’s tough immigration policy, including the Separation of families at the border between the USA and Mexico.
Biden’s election as director of National Intelligence, Avril Haines, a former senior CIA official and deputy national security adviser, will also make history if confirmed by the Senate.
The decisions reflect Biden’s desire to build a diverse cabinet with experts who are familiar with public policy and have extensive government experience.
The list of nominations and appointments included:
- Antony Blinken, Foreign Minister
- Alejandro Mayorkas, Minister for Homeland Security
- Avril Haines, director of the National Intelligence Service
- Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US Ambassador to the United Nations
- Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor
- John Kerry, the President’s Special Envoy on Environment
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