PEJOURNAL – On Saturday, US Democratic candidate Joe Biden declared victory in the 3 November election against former President Donald Trump, after several media outlets calling Nevada and Pennsylvania for him, alongside their 26 combined electoral votes, to top the needed 270 electoral vote minimum by over 20 votes.
A Saturday report by Politico unveiled a long list of potential contenders for Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s cabinet, soon after the former US vice president was projected to win the White House against incumbent Republican President Donald Trump.
The potential White House staff list claimed by the newspaper reportedly consists of various cultural components of America, including African-Americans, Asian-Americans and Latino-Americans, as well as Native Americans. The list also includes both elderly and young politicians.
The list of the potential Biden administration executives includes ex-US President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice; ex-Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Senators Chris Coons and Chris Murphy, and ex-Deputy Secretary of State and ex-ambassador to Moscow, William Burns, for the office of the state secretary.
Politico’s list included ex-Defense Secretary Michele Flournoy, and Senators Tammy Duckworth and Jack Reed for the post of defence secretary, while claiming ex-Deputy Secretary of Treasury Sarah Raskin, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard, Senator Elizabeth Warren, former Federal Reserve Governor Roger Ferguson, Ariel Investments CEO Mellody Hobson, or Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta CEO Raphael Bostic as candidates for the Treasury Department.
As for Biden’s secretary of homeland security, an ex-deputy secretary of homeland security, Alejandro Mayorkas, or California Attorney General Zavier Bercerra, were mentioned as possible contenders.
Bercerra’s name could be seen also among contenders for the post of prosecutor-general, along with former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Senator Doug Jones.
Among notable Biden administration potential choices, former Democratic 2020 presidential candidate and ex-South Bend mayor, Pete Buttigieg, is projected to fill a national office, with the post of the US ambassador to the United Nations being one of the projected jobs, although the most likely choice for the former Biden rival right now appears to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs.