Biden to announce cabinet’s first picks on Tuesday, chief of staff Klain said

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US President-elect Joe Biden takes off his face mask as he meets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) at his transitional headquarters at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, United States, November 20, 2020.

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President-elect Joe Biden will announce cabinet appointments next Tuesday, new White House chief of staff Ron Klain confirmed on Sunday.

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“You’re going to see the cabinet’s top picks this Tuesday,” Klain said in an interview with TBEN News. “But if you want to know which Cabinet agencies are, who will be in those Cabinet agencies, you will have to wait for the president-elect himself to say that on Tuesday.”

Biden also said last week that he had decided who he would appoint as Treasury secretary and make the announcement around Thanksgiving.

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Biden’s decision to announce cabinet picks and push presidential transitions forward comes as President Donald Trump still refuses to concede in the November 3 election.

Klain said Trump’s electoral fraud and race litigation allegations were “corrosive” and “harmful,” but stressed that his actions would not change the outcome of the election.

Biden’s team still does not have access to government resources typically provided to assist with the presidential transition, including briefings and a plan to distribute a coronavirus vaccine, Klain added.

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