Biden’s cabinet picks are being touted at the most “diverse in history.” Here they are in the world of maybe:
Anthony Blinken, Secretary of State; Janet Yellen, Treasury; Alejandro Mayorkas -Department of Homeland Security; Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Ambassador to the United Nations; John Kerry, Climate Czar; Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence; Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor; and possibly but not written in stone, Michele Flournoy, Defense Secretary.
There are numerous serious issues with these choices, not the least of which is that some of them served in the Obama administration. (The Guardian)
The Biden cabinet picks
Anthony Blinken is an avowed Globalist who spent time in Paris as a child – no “America First” in his background. He was part of the Clinton White House staff, and served in the Obama administration. It’s almost guaranteed that any progress President Trump made for American workers will go backwards under the Biden administration.
Janet Yellen was the leader of the Fed under Barack Obama. She would be the first woman to head the Treasury Department. Low interest rates now may become a thing of the past under her tenure.
Alejandro Mayorkas is a Hispanic leader who would preside over strong immigration changes. Does that mean open borders? Time will tell. Julian Castro touted him as “a historic and experienced choice to lead an agency in desperate need of reform.” Is the agency in need of reform or the open border policies of the previous administrations that have caused a crisis?
Linda Thomas-Greenfield has served under both Obama and Trump administrations as assistant secretary of state for African affairs. She was ambassador to Liberia under GW Bush. Whether or not she will be a force for strength at the UN is doubtful if a Biden administration stays as wishy washy as it seems.
John Kerry has worked overtime during the Trump administration to undermine the United States with Iran and other foreign leaderships. Giving him ANY place of power in ANY administraton is a giant mistake.
Avril Haines was the deputy chief counsel for the Senate Democrats from 2007-2008, and previously Deputy Director of the CIA. What role did she play in the Russia hoax? Very good question.
Jake Sullivan was national security adviser to Biden when he was vice-president, and deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton.
Did you know:
Joe Biden's potential incoming National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, sent at least 215 emails deemed to contain "top secret" level intelligence to Hillary Clinton's private email server
This is who Biden picked to entrust with our national security?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 24, 2020
Michele Flournoy has hit a bit of a bump in the nomination process, as progressives don’t like her defense industry connections. Although she appears to be the favorite for the job.
Defense News reported,
The doubts came as Flournoy has been under pressure from the left over her defense industry ties and relatively hawkish views. Flournoy joined Booz Allen Hamilton’s board and co-founded defense consulting firm WestExec Advisors in 2018, and, in 2007, co-founded the Center for a New American Security think tank, which relies on support from defense firms.
Obama’s former Director of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, is also on the Defense possibility list, but he would be in the same unknown category, with ties to the defense industry by being on the Lockheed Martin board.
If the results of the election do not get overturned, we are in for a reversal of Trump’s successful policies. Fasten your seatbelts, America.
Featured photo: combination of Biden’s cabinet picks. Left to right: (top) Anthony Blinken, Janet Yellen, Jake Sullivan, Avril Haines, (bottom) Linda Thompson-Greenfield, John Kerry, Alejandro Mayorkas, Michele Flournoy (potential)