While Donald Trump does not want to accept his election defeat, Joe Biden is tinkering with his cabinet. The first ministerial candidates will be named on Tuesday. The first reports are already leaking through.
Antony Blinken is reported to be the new US Secretary of State: The elected US President Joe Biden wants to nominate the 58-year-old for office on Tuesday, as reported by the New York Times, citing insiders.
Blinken has been advising Biden on foreign policy issues for a long time. From 2009 to 2013, he was Biden’s National Security Advisor when he was Vice President Barack Obama. Blinken began his career at the State Department during the Bill Clinton administration.
The Democrat Biden is currently putting together his government team. On Tuesday he wants to present his “first” candidates for ministerial offices in his cabinet. It can be assumed that he will first announce the appointment of one or more of the more important departments. These include the finance, foreign, defense, justice and homeland security departments. During the election campaign, Biden had promised: “My government will look like America.” So diversity should be the motto. Biden is due to be sworn in as the new president on January 20th.
Biden wants to realign his country’s foreign policy
Biden promised to cement relations with allies around the world and to bring the USA back into international agreements. For example, he announced a return to the Paris climate protection agreement. Unlike the incumbent President Donald Trump, he also wants to continue working with the World Health Organization (WHO).
Biden’s candidates for the ministerial posts all have yet to be approved by the Senate. The Republicans currently have a slim majority there. Majority ratios could change due to two runoff elections in the state of Georgia in early January.
Biden was named the winner of the November 3 presidential election by US media, but Republican incumbent Trump refuses to admit defeat.