Joe Biden is filling key roles in his cabinet before taking office, according to Fox News.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, “I think it’d be great to see a more cohesive vision across the entire cabinet.”
“You know, you have an individual appointment here, and an individual appointment there, we can wrestle about whether they are bold enough or ambitious enough, especially given the uncertainty and what kind of Senate we’re going to have.”
“I think one of the things I’m looking for when I see all of these picks put together is, what is the agenda? What is the overall vision going to be?”
Jamaal Bowman said, “We need to make sure here that President-elect Joe Biden is picking as many progressives to his cabinet as possible. But when I hear names like Rahm Emanuel and Bruce Reed, you know, it makes my skin crawl.”
Susan Rice will lead the White House Domestic Policy Council.
Denis McDonough will lead the Department of Veteran Affairs.
From Fox News:
Rahm Emanuel, the former mayor of Chicago who also worked in the Obama administration, has been floated as a good fit for U.S. trade representative or Secretary of Transportation.
Bruce Reed is Biden’s former chief of staff and was reportedly being considered for the Office of Management and Budget, but that position went to Center for America Progress CEO Neera Tanden.
Fudge, meanwhile, was nominated to be secretary of housing and urban development.