US President-elect Joe Biden unveiled this monday through a press release his first appointments to key national security positions in his cabinet. The Democratic, who has promised the most diverse administration in American history, included Antony Blinken as Secretary of State, Jake Sullivan as National Security Advisor and Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence.
In addition, former Secretary of State John Kerry will act as «climate czar,» while Alejandro Mayorkas will be nominated for Secretary of Homeland Security and Linda Thomas-Greenfield for ambassador to the United Nations, according to the statement.
Under the Biden-Harris administration, American national security and foreign policy will be led by experienced professionals ready to restore principled leadership on the world stage and dignified leadership at home. Read more: https://t.co/ojrTxrzafV
— Biden-Harris Presidential Transition (@Transition46) November 23, 2020
Blinken, will be an experienced and trusted assistant to Biden, taking on much of the burden to help undo President Donald Trump’s «America First» foreign policy and rebuild alliances with Europe and other regions worldwide.
Thomas-Greenfield held a senior diplomatic position in the Barack Obama administration, while Sullivan was deputy aide to the foresaid Democratic president and senior policy advisor to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Meanwhile, Mayorkas is a Cuban-American lawyer who served as undersecretary of National Security with Obama.