President-elect Joe Biden is calling on the Senate to move to immediately confirm his slate of Cabinet picks.
Biden said Friday from Wilmington, Delaware, that “we have no time to lose” as the coronavirus pandemic continues to inflict pain on the nation’s health and economy.
He says, “Given what our country’s been through the last few days ... they should be confirmed as close to Jan. 20 as possible."
Two days ago, a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol to try to stop Congress from affirming Biden's election victory. Trump called them “very special” people. Five people died, including a Capitol Police officer.
Biden rounded out his economic team by announcing the nominations of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo as commerce secretary and Isabel Guzman as administrator of the Small Business Administration.