WASHINGTON: President-elect Joe Biden has promised a cabinet that reflects America’s diversity, and he is choosing his team even though Donald Trump is refusing to concede or cooperate.
But Biden may well be hamstrung by the US Senate, which confirms cabinet picks and whose control is likely — but not guaranteed — to be in Republican hands come January.
She would need little on-the-job training in the critical post, freeing up Biden to address the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic woes.
Senator Chris Coons, a close Biden friend, has international experience having served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for years.
She founded the think tank Centre for a New American Security, and received glowing praise from Biden in 2016.