The president-elect’s picks for Interior Secretary and head of the Environmental Protection Agency gives the United States a Native American in charge of Interior and a North Carolina EPA boss to head the national effort.
A diverse Democratic Party and a changed Washington adds to the challenged even to an experienced former Senator and Vice President.
The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is not Biden’s only choice for his leadership team from those who ran against him in the primary. His vice president, Kamala Harris was a feisty rival.
With time short because of delays imposed by Trump’s inability to recognize defeat in a legal and certified election, the new White House staff gears up to move into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
As usual, Trump lied. He had claimed that the Electoral College vote would allow him to accept the results of an election he lost, but he turned to Twitter to claim Biden lost while he, and only he, won.
The Electoral College vote is a formality. Joe Biden goes into his presidency with something Donald Trump never had: A mandate from the voters.
The loser in this year’s presidential election predicted “my Supreme Court” would give him a win that voters rejected. The court, remembering that it serves the law and the people, not him, called his vanity attempts a fantasy and didn’t even accept it for consideration.
The president-elect appears to be surrounding himself with many old friends from his Senate days and time as vice president in the Obama administration.
“What President Trump seeks here is profoundly anti-democratic and unconstitutional.”