Kamala Harris’ brother-in-law hovered over the attorney general


Reportedly, brother-in-law of elected Vice President Kamala Harris has been appointed as a potential candidate for the U.S. Attorney General in the upcoming Biden administration.

Tony West, who is married to Harris’ sister, Maya Harris, is a lawyer who served in the Clinton administration and is an assistant attorney general for the Obama administration. He is currently the legal officer for Uber.

West Crump, a lawyer for the family of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, endorsed West in a magazine called USA Today.

“We need an unhindered attorney general who can restore the bond of trust between people and the judiciary, who has a proven track record of civil rights, who, in collaboration with the business community, is still committed to the fair administration of justice when overcoming, who knows the pitfalls of the system. for him, ”Crump wrote. “In my opinion, at this significant moment in history, there is no one more unique to this role than Tony West.”

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He added: “This cabinet election will be one of the most important given the civil rights wreckage of the Trump administration over the past four years. To move forward, we need a strong leader in justice who handles our nation’s crisis awareness from our board to our negotiators – who feels and understands our pain.”

Still, if Harris becomes his sister-in-law, it could be a problem for those concerned about the nepotism of the administration.

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Republican senators show a willingness, according to the NPR, to ratify Senate Doug Jones, a D-Ala state who lost his re-election offer last month.

Others hovering for this job include former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, who worked in Obama’s justice department, California attorney general Xavier Becerra, former homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco, and former deputy attorney general Sally Yates, who was dismissed by President Trump. expression.

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Biden has already announced a number of key nominations, including former Federal Reserve President Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary and Antony Blinken as Secretary of State.