Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida does not appear to be passionate about some of the foreign policy and national security cabinet candidates for President-elect Joe Biden.
Rubio, who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Tuesday unveiled Biden’s candidates on Twitter as “caregivers of America’s decline,” as he seemed to be proposing to vote against the confirmation.
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“Biden’s cabinet signs have been put into Ivy League schools, he has strong resumes, attends relevant conferences, and will be polite and regular guardians of America’s decline. I support American greatness China – tweeted Rubio, who will be re-elected in two years and who may have national aspirations again in 2024.
Rubio’s tweet took place a few hours before Biden formally nominated Antony Blinken as Secretary of State alongside elected Vice President Kamala Harris, Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland Security, Avril Hains as Director of National Intelligence, Linda Thomas-Greenfield as United Nations Ambassador to the United Nations as Adviser and John Kerry as Special Envoy for the Climate. Biden announced the nominations on Monday.
Biden said on Tuesday, “I hope these prominent candidates will receive an immediate hearing and that we can work through the corridor to move forward in good faith for the benefit of the country. Let us begin this work for the healing and unification of America.
The current balance of power in the next Senate, which will show up in this month’s election: 50 Republicans and 48 Democrats. That means Democrats must win both of Georgia’s January 5 twin-election elections to become 50-50-50 senates.
If that happens, the elected vice president, Kamala Harris, will have a tie vote, giving his party a razor-thin majority in the chamber. Otherwise, GOP Senate Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will remain the Senate’s majority leader.
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Asked reporters in the pool on Monday if he expected Republicans to face significant hurdles in front of his cabinet candidates – who need to confirm Senate approval – Biden laughed and replied, “Are you kidding?”
Rubio puts emphasis on justifying Biden’s candidates in the Ivy League when the senator highlighted the GOP’s shift to working-class voters. Earlier this month, in an interview with “America’s Newsroom” and Axios, Fox News said the future of the Republican Party was “based on a multi-ethnic, multi-ethnic, working-class coalition of supporters.”
But Biden highlighted the diversity of her selections in her statement, noting that “we will be the first woman to lead the intelligence community, the first Latin immigrant to lead the Department of Homeland Security, and a pioneering diplomat at the United Nations. “
And during the presidential campaign, Biden repeatedly stressed that there is no Ivy League rank to draw attention to his working roots. Biden will be the first president Ronald Reagan since the Ivy League without a degree.