Kamala Harris VP pick launches Biden toward a cabinet that looks like America

Kamala Harris VP pick launches Biden toward a cabinet that looks like America
Joe Biden, Kamala Harris (Images: Left—YouTube screen grab, right—Bloomberg News video)

[Ed. – Really? The country is still 76.3% white.]

During his final debate with Senator Bernie Sanders, Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden vowed, “If I’m elected president my Cabinet, my administration will look like the country.” With Biden’s selection of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, he has taken an important first step toward representing the diversity of the Democratic Party and the nation.

If Biden wins the election in November, his Cabinet will represent an opportunity to rally underrepresented groups and interests around his administration. As Biden considers candidates for these positions past presidents can offer him a helpful road map for creating a successful Cabinet. The best Cabinets throughout the history of the United States have been filled with competent, engaged and disciplined secretaries who present diverse views and actively disagree with the president.

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