The president-elect’s picks for Interior Secretary and head of the Environmental Protection Agency gives the United States a Native American in charge of Interior and a North Carolina EPA boss to head the national effort.
A diverse Democratic Party and a changed Washington adds to the challenged even to an experienced former Senator and Vice President.
Instead of a Cabinet composed of mostly white men with little or no government experience, Biden dipped into a pool that brought color and gender into the mix.
Trump refuses to concede but aides say privately that he now knows he has lost the presidency and is now focusing on his future.
Biden lost 20 days of valuable actions and information that comes with the transition approval but worked without it until Trump and the GSA finally gave in.
Just one day shy of three weeks after the presidential election Joe Biden won by close to six million votes and defeated the defiant Donald Trump, the embattled head of the General Services Administration called Biden the “apparent winner’ and released the federal funds to start the transition from debacle to a new presidency.
Blinken brings a depth of experience to running a depleted and demoralized State Department devastated by Trump’s scandalous appointees.
In typical twisting of the fact, Trump claims he was blocked and had problems in his transition but his opponent conceded right away and most of the problems he encountered were of his own making.
Trump’s continued to delay the start of transition, combined with his avoidance of action on the rapidly increasing pandemic increases the risks of more deaths. More than 240,000 have already died.
She is being urged to do the right thing but, like most Trump appointees, the right thing is not on her agenda.