As President-elect Joe Biden begins to announce his White House and cabinet staff….Republican senator’s advise that they feel he should have his choices approved in confirmation votes….
Biden is sure to try to make things easy for everyone involved….
A few names maybe cause for concern, but one would think that those names will be floated in public or Biden will ask around before naming someone that might become a public battle for him….
This while Majority Leader McConnell races to confirm more conservative judges before new Senate convenes in early January…..
And before we know the results of the Georgia runoff voting , which could have a the chance of giving Democrats control of the Senate next year….
Of course Trump won’t like this because it DOES acknowledge that he’s a gonner in public…
But life IS going on as the America government change moves closer….
Senate Republicans are signaling they will confirm most of President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet picks in January — a rare bright spot for a White House that may clash with a GOP majority for years to come.
Many Republicans won’t even publicly concede that Biden will be the next president while President Donald Trump fights to overturn the election results. But a critical mass of GOP senators said in interviews that Biden has the right to his Cabinet, indicating he may be able to staff his administration largely to his liking….
Of course, Biden would have far greater flexibility to appoint progressive nominees if Democrats can win the Georgia races on Jan. 5 and control the Senate 50-50 after Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president. But short of that, avoiding a scorched-earth battle over nominations to start his presidency will be consolation for Biden.
Biden indicated the haggling will begin in days, telling reporters Thursday he will announce his Treasury secretary around Thanksgiving. He said it is a nominee who “will be accepted by all elements of the Democratic Party, from the progressive to the moderate coalitions.” He left out whether Republicans might find it acceptable.
The possibility of split control between the White House and Senate lacks much recent precedent. The last president to be ushered in alongside a Senate of the opposite party was George H.W. Bush, who followed a fellow Republican president and kept some of his predecessor’s Cabinet. The chamber was far less polarized then, but the Senate still rejected John Tower, Bush’s nominee for Defense secretary, showing how perilous the lack of Senate control can be for a new president….
The Biden governing cabinet choice effort….
But Biden could announce his choice for secretary of state as soon as next week, officials said, along with another Cabinet post.