US president-elect, Joe Biden will announce the primary members are chosen for his cabinet on Tuesday, November 24, the incoming White House chief of staff, Ron Klain has revealed.
Klein made the comments during an interview on ABC News’s “This Week” on Sunday, November 22nd.
“Well, what I can confirm, George, is that you’re getting to see the primary of the president-elect’s Cabinet appointments on Tuesday of the week,” Klain told host George Stephanopoulos.
Klain said that by doing so, the Biden transition was “beating, in fact, the pace that was set by the Obama-Biden transition, beating the pace set by the Trump transition.”
“But if you would like to understand what Cabinet agencies they’re and who’s getting to be in those Cabinet agencies, you’ll need to await the president-elect to mention that himself on Tuesday,” he added.
Antony Blinken, a career diplomat who served as No 2 at the state department and as deputy national security adviser within the Obama administration, is Biden’s presumably pick to be secretary of state, consistent with reports on Sunday night by the NY Times and Reuters.
Also among the expected Cabinet picks are Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a former assistant secretary of state for Africa, as Biden’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Jake Sullivan to be Biden’s national security adviser.
While Biden is transitioning to become the country’s 46th president at his inauguration on January 20, Trump has refused to concede the election to Biden and continues to form false accusations of widespread voter fraud.