Biden says ‘America is back’, as he unveiled team

Biden says ‘America is back’, as he unveils team
Mr Biden presented six key figures on Tuesday. Source: AP
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Daily US Times: US President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled the names of officials for six important posts in his upcoming administration, as he prepares to take office.

He said, “America is back” and “ready to lead the world, not retreat from it”.

“This president, President Trump, has changed the landscape. It’s become America first, America alone. We find ourselves in a position where our alliances are being frayed,” he said while speaking with NBC News.

If confirmed, Alejandro Mayorkas the first Latino homeland security boss and Avril Haines will be the first female director of national intelligence.

President Donald Trump has agreed transition moves must start and Joe Biden will now get a top secret intelligence brief.

However, the Republican president still refuses to concede the election result, repeating baseless claims that the 3 November vote was “rigged”.

Mr Biden would get the Presidential Daily Brief- an update on international threats and developments – as well as can access key government officials and millions of dollars in funds as he prepares to take over on 20 January.

Governor Tom Wolf said on Tuesday that he had certified Mr Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania, a key swing state. On Monday, another key state Michigan certified the same outcome.

Mr Biden unveiled six key figures on Tuesday:

  • Antony Blinken, Secretary of state. Mr Blinken said the United States would soon “with equal measures of humility and confidence” restore its relationships with other countries
  • John Kerry, the former Secretary of State, Climate change envoy. He was one of the leading architects of the Paris climate agreement.
  • Avril Haines, Director of national intelligence.
  • Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of homeland security.
  • Jake Sullivan, White House national security adviser.
  • Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US ambassador to the UN.

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