The appointed team, all experienced in their fields will work with Biden on his goal of restoring U.S. relations with international organizations that have been jeopardized by Trump during his reign of 4 years.
President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday introduced the most promising team of foreign policy experts which he said he has prepared to resume U.S. leadership of the world once Donald Trump leaves the White House.
Biden has promised to seek multilateral approaches to common problems like climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and arms control. The team of six women and men he has chosen to be his major diplomats and intelligence advisors.
“It’s a team that reflects the fact that America is back,” Biden said. “Ready to lead the world, not retreat from it. Ready to confront our adversaries, not reject our allies. And ready to stand up for our values.”
“This team meets this moment,” Biden said.
Team Biden released a list of names on Monday, which includes Antony Blinken to lead the U.S. State Department and Alejandro Mayorkas will be secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. The appointees joined Biden on his announcement of Tuesday.
Biden saluted the team, saying that the team is standing with him “reflects that America is back.”
He vouched for their credentials but also agreed to take on future perplexities. “While this team has unmatched experience and accomplishments, they also reflect the idea that we cannot meet these challenges with old thinking and unchanged habits,” he said.
Biden tried to throw emphasis on the historic nature of his appointees — that his choice Haines, for the director position of national intelligence would be the first woman to lead the intelligence community if selected; and that Mayorkas would be the first Latin and immigrated t in the hold of DHS. Biden also admired former Secretary of State John Kerry’s role as the first climate envoy in the National Security Council.
Biden’s spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, said Biden would name an economics team next week.
Let’s keep our hopes high and see where this dream team will lead America!