Susan Rice WAS the whispered front runner for Sec of State just as she was when President Obama was in office….
If you look at pictures of the Obama national security people ?
All of them will be working for Joe Biden….
All BUT Susan Rice….
A black female that seems to be barred from and meaningful government job while Republicans have a say so….
Joe Biden keeps repeating that he wants a few Republicans in his admin….
Biden seems to be already walking into a problem with his ‘base’….
This is NOT just from progressive Democrats….
And it’s not just about Rice….
It is view that Joe Biden is NOT gonna stand up and fight anything….
This is to be expected after the Donald Trump hard charging for what HE wanted….
That fight will have to wait.
Biden’s choice of the lower-profile Antony Blinken, an establishment figure with close ties to the president-elect for decades, is widely seen as less likely to kick up a political storm in the closely divided Senate that will vote on his confirmation….
Part of Biden’s calculation is the reality he faces in a closely divided Senate — a chamber now in Republican hands. Even if Democrats win both of Georgia’s runoff elections on Jan. 5, the chamber would split 50-50, giving him the smallest possible edge with the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Kamala D. Harris.
That will require maintaining some relationships with Republicans and keeping the Democratic left happy. Already, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the liberal leader who rallied his forces on behalf of Biden during the general election, is worried that Biden’s posture to reach out to the right will leave the left wing of the party untended….
“On these executive branch nominations, these are the choices for the president to make, and then the Senate needs to act on those choices,” Klain told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
However, some Democrats have been quick to point out that Republicans are showing no indication they’ll work with Biden — even as he tries to work with them.