(CNN) While pundits and analysts have focused on President-elect Joe Biden’s personnel choices, one of his most important foreign policy appointments actually occurred months ago when he chose Kamala Harris as his running mate.
Still, it bears repeating: 12 years after electing the first Black president, Americans have chosen the first woman, the first Black American and the first Asian-American to serve as vice president.
So it is in US foreign policy, too.
Although Biden’s national security team, which will be led by a president with vast foreign policy experience himself, will undoubtedly be strong, it will be even stronger with Harris’s active participation.
It would be fitting for Biden, himself a senator before he became vice president, to pass on a similar role to his own VP.