Biden to announce first cabinet picks Tuesday, chief of staff says

Shant Shahrigian, New York Daily News
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President-elect Joe Biden will make his first cabinet selections public on Tuesday, his incoming Chief of Staff Ron Klain said Sunday.

“You’re going to see the first of the president-elect cabinet appointments on Tuesday of this week,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.” “But if you want to know what cabinet agencies they are or who’s going to be those cabinet agencies, you’ll have to wait for the president-elect. He’ll say that himself.”

Klain said the Trump administration’s refusal to concede defeat was hindering the cabinet selection process. Without certification from the General Services Administration, the Biden transition team can’t conduct background checks, Klain said.

“We’re not in a position to get background checks on cabinet nominees. And so there are definite impacts. Those impacts escalate every day,” he said. “And I hope that the administrator of the GSA will do her job.

“The law only requires her to find who is the apparent victor of the election, and I can’t imagine there’s any dispute — any dispute, that Joe Biden is the apparent winner of the presidential election,” Klain added.

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