The American CNN network shed light on the features of the new US administration, which is still under formation, noting that the US President-elect Joe Biden relied on the old guard in the last US administration that the Democrats took over, during the era of Barack Obama, to face interlocking challenges and crises after his inauguration by Next January 20.
With less than a month since the inauguration, Biden is walking a political tightrope – influenced by competing demands from within an increasingly diverse Democratic party – as he heads into what may be the most critical and scrutinizing presidential transition in recent American history, CNN said. .
Building Biden’s cabinet and senior White House personnel is still a work in progress, but the new administration will be anchored in allies of the longtime president-elect, veterans of the last Democratic White House, and figures like incoming National Security Adviser Jake. Sullivan, who would have been expected to play major roles if Hillary Clinton had defeated President Donald Trump four years earlier.
The team being groomed is the idea of fulfilling a promise – dating back to the early days of the primary – that Biden will prioritize experience in the moderate mainstream of the Democratic Party. But he has also been criticized for having closed his eyes to the challenges he will face in bringing the Republicans to the negotiating table rather than expanding his inner circle.
Biden defended his preference for familiar faces in a joint interview with newspaper columnists this week. “One of the reasons you need old hands is because old hands know where old bodies are buried,” he said.
Biden allies say it is a group assembled with the knowledge that the new president will enter office without space for bureaucratic compromise, unnecessary drama or on-the-job training, as the coronavirus pandemic kills thousands of Americans every day and destroys the economy, while exposing gaps in the social safety net.
“Normally, the new administration tries to measure its success and plan its accomplishments in the first 100 days. But this team doesn’t have that kind of luxury. This is a team that needs to stand up not for a hundred days, but for a hundred days,” said Andy Kim, a New Jersey deputy, a former government employee. hour.”