Transition Highlights: Biden Picks Marcia Fudge for HUD and Tom Vilsack to Lead U.S.D.A.
Biden picks Marcia Fudge for housing secretary and Tom Vilsack for agriculture secretary.
Representative James E. Clyburn, Democrat of South Carolina and one of Mr. Biden’s most prominent Black supporters, had urged Mr. Biden to put Ms. Fudge at the Agriculture Department.
“My first 100 days won’t end the Covid-19 virus — I can’t promise that,” Mr. Biden said.
It was not clear before the meeting whether Mr. Biden would agree with the suggestion for addressing systemic racism in America.