Monday, 23 November 2020

Biden announces cabinet picks for secretary of state, national security adviser and more



President-elect Biden announced on Monday that close adviser Antony Blinken will join his cabinet as the next secretary of state. Jake Sullivan, formerly one of Hillary Clinton's aides, has been named national security adviser. According to the Wall Street Journal, Biden also selected former Fed Chair Janet Yellen for Treasury secretary, which would make her the first woman to hold the position. Other senior staffers announced include former secretary of state John Kerry as Climate Envoy and Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who served as the top US diplomat overseeing African affairs in the Obama administration, as UN ambassador.

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