“will play a role in guiding Biden’s appointments to his Cabinet and to lead the government agencies”
The Biden campaign certainly seems confident. They’re putting together a White House transition team. It sounds like they’re already measuring the Oval Office for new drapes.
He hasn’t even clinched the nomination yet.
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From Jonathan Easley of The Hill:
Biden assembling White House transition team
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he’s begun assembling a White House transition team so he’ll be able to staff up quickly in the event that he defeats President Trump in the 2020 election.
Speaking at a digital fundraiser hosted by Jed Katz, the managing director of Javelin Partners, Biden said he first started putting together a transition team shortly after his string of primary victories on Super Tuesday in early March.
“I promise you that has already begun,” Biden said. “Sounds presumptuous. I don’t want to say we started thinking about it a month ago, we did, because that sounds like I was certain this was going to happen that I would be the nominee. I don’t want it to sound like that, but it has to happen and that’s why the transition team is already being put together.”
The transition team will play a role in guiding Biden’s appointments to his Cabinet and to lead the government agencies.
The former vice president did not give any indications about who was on the transition team or whom he’s considering for top-level roles within his potential administration.
Bronson Stocking of Townhall makes an excellent point about this:
Biden Forgets He Hasn’t Won, Puts Together a White House Transition Team
Someone needs to explain to Joe Biden that he’s the presumptive Democratic nominee, not the presumptive next president. The Democratic candidate is reportedly assembling a White House transition team with over six months to go before the general election.
During a virtual fundraising event, Biden announced his campaign has already begun building a transition team, and the candidate would not rule out announcing cabinet nominees before November’s election…
While Biden refused to identify who exactly is heading up this transition team, the candidate promised the group will consist of “first rate” individuals.
With Biden’s cognitive abilities rapidly deteriorating, the campaign is likely planning to reassure voters by surrounding the candidate with a strong team of individuals who will be the real people running the country should Biden win in November.
The Biden campaign might want to focus on more pressing matters, like choosing a running mate and helping Biden form complete sentences.DONATE
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