Clyburn: Biden falls short of naming black figures for top positions

It is taken by the oldest black legislature on Capitol Hill Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris says he has not yet spoken to Pence Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, one of Time magazine’s Obama 2020 personalities: Republican party members believe “white men are victims.” it is the job of administrative appointments, saying that the president-elect will fall behind when black figures are to be ranked in the top positions.

Representative James Clyburn (DSC), the House’s majority whip and close ally for Biden, expressed disappointment on Wednesday that African Americans, a key voter group for Biden’s presidential victory, did not come to the forefront among early pickers to fill. senior administration next year.

In an interview with Juan Williams, Clyburn welcomed Biden’s selection of Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a black veteran of the diplomatic corps, as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. But she regretted that the woman was so alone among black women who had been knocked down for cabinet seats and other top openings.

“From what I hear, black people have been fairly considered,” Clyburn told Williams, columnist for The Hill. – But so far there is only one black woman.

“I want to see where the process leads, what it produces,” he added. – But not good so far.

Criticism from Clyburn has particular weight. The 14-cycle South Carolina was not only a third-place home Democrat, a veteran of the civil rights movement and the strongest African-American man in Congress, but also helped get Palmetto State to Biden at one crucial moment in the Democratic pre-election. when Biden limped behind Sen’s campaign. Bernie SandersBernie SandersClyburn: Biden falls short of the top ranks of the black figures. Prepare to regret customers when Biden / Harris nationalizes health care Biden: “A difficult decision” with the House of Staff Administration, members of the Senate MORE (I-Vt.).

Clyburn’s voice overwhelms the state’s democratic electorate, many of them African-American, and his decision to approve Biden before the primary vote gave a key impetus to the former vice president, who took the momentum from South Carolina until super Tuesday when the on the road to Democratic nomination, he shocked the field with decisive victories. Black voters were the main source of Biden’s success in these contests.

While President TrumpUSAID Administrator Donald John Trump Gets Positive for COVID-19 Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams Among Time Magazine’s 2020 Man of the Year has not yet let go, Biden is moving towards his January 20 inauguration. And in recent days, he has begun to name the election of the Cabinet and other senior positions in the White House next year.

Early selections are not without diversity.

Biden elected Cuban American Alejandro Mayorkas, the first Spaniard to take on the role, to head the Department of Homeland Security.

Repeat. Cedric RichmondCedric Levon RichmondBiden: “Difficult decision” with staff administration with the House, members of the Senate, five House Democrats who can join Biden’s cabinet presentations on Sunday (D-La.), The former leader of the Congressional Black Caucasus (CBC) and a close friend of Clyburn were beaten as director of the White House Public Office, where he was Biden’s senior adviser and a liaison between the West Wing and Congress, where he had extensive contact with lawmakers on both sides. .

And Biden will soon be Vice President Sen. Kamala HarrisHarala says Harala says he hasn’t spoken to Pence Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams yet, in Time Magazine’s 2020 Man of the Year nominees to break with other world leaders and refuse to acknowledge Biden’s victory until the election is over. (D-California), the strongest black woman elected in U.S. history.

However, Clyburn says he can’t wait for more minorities to perform and will keep several figures in mind as Biden fills his cabinet in the coming days and weeks.

For the Secretary of Agriculture, Clyburn is the Rep. Marcia FudgeMarcia Louise Fudge GENERAL ENERGY: Kerry says Paris climate agreement alone is “not enough” EPA stops planned Taiwan trip for Wheeler EPA has sued over a rule to extend the life of toxic coal ash lakes. Major unions are withholding Fudge for Agriculture secretary, Hill’s morning report – presented by the UAE embassy in Washington – Trump OKs transition; Biden Treasury, state experience MORE (D-Ohio), a former president of the CBC, and a staunch advocate of ministry-labeled food stamps and other low-income nutrition programs. Although Fudge represents a relatively urban district in and around Cleveland, Clyburn says this is an advantage of the work.

“Eighty percent of the Department of Agriculture’s work has nothing to do with farming,” he told Williams. “Building food stamps, nutrition, building schools in rural areas, providing people with broadband internet access … [and] tele-health programs.

“People are asking why Democrats are not doing well in rural communities, and that’s one of the reasons.”

Clyburn also proposes the appointment of Jaime Harrison, a black lobbyist from the Senate South Carolina candidate, to lead the National Democratic Commission (DNC). Although Harrison Seny suffered a tangible defeat. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamClyburn: Biden lags behind black figures to top positions (R) gained national fame this month as he drew more than $ 100 million into the tournament and broke fundraising records for a single Senate cycle along the way.

Clyburn said Harrison’s “proven talent” is an ideal choice for fundraising at the top of the DNC.

“We can’t leave our young talent on the battlefield,” Clyburn said.

With regard to some of his preferred choices for incoming administration, Clyburn is proposing that Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development while assisting the California attorney general. Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraClyburn: Biden falls short of black figure top Biden elects first Latino to head Homeland Security House Spanish Republicans welcome four new members MORE to take up the same place at the federal level.

Clyburn hovered a number of other names as potential prosecutors for the Attorney General, including Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Who lost his re-election offer this month and was a Deputy Attorney General. Sally YatesSally Caroline Yates: Hill’s morning report – presented by the UAE embassy in Washington – calls on the country to begin the transition as Biden prepares for cabinet. Women play a key role in the Biden administration. Merrick Garland is listed as Biden’s attorney general:, who served as Acting Attorney General for 10 days in 2017, when Trump fired him.

However, Becerra was a former veteran of the House who left Congress after the 2016 term and presided over both the Spanish and the entire Democratic Caucasus. Clyburn says he’s a “big fan” of his former colleague being replaced by the resigning Attorney General William BarrBill BarrClyburn: Biden falls short of the top ranks of black figures.

The Biden-Harris transition official defended the team’s commitment to diversity, noting that 46 percent of employees are colorful and 52 percent are women.

In addition, the official said, Biden had already chosen the nation’s first black woman to join her at the top of the ticket, and the list of nominees was just beginning to be finalized.

“So far, only a few White House staff and cabinet candidates have been announced, and its success in finding different voices in developing and implementing its political vision to address our nation’s most difficult challenges will be clear once a full list of nominees and candidates is in place,” the official said. in the mail.