Rahm Emanuel under consideration to become Biden's transportation secretary

워싱턴 Former Chicago Mayor 크림 엠마누엘 is under consideration to lead the department of transportation, people familiar with the matter say, a move that would enrage progressive activists if the former Illinois congressman and White House chief of staff in the Obama administration was ultimately nominated to join the President-elect 조 바이든의 내각.

Emanuel has expressed his interest in the post, 동맹국들에게 국가의 인프라 문제가 너무 심각해서 행정부와 입법부의 경험이있는 사람이 자산이 될 것이라고 말함.
Emanuel is among a number of people who are expected to be considered for the job, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Biden은, 지금까지, not named any cabinet posts during his presidential transition, which has been partially stalled by President 도날드 트럼프 fighting the results of the election and not conceding. Biden is not expected to make any announcements until after Thanksgiving.
    But Biden has announced a host of top White House jobs, 포함 Ron Klain, one of his most trusted campaign advisers, for chief of staff and both Jen O’Malley Dillon, Biden’s campaign manager, 및 담당자. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana, a top adviser.
    Emanuel’s record in Chicago could be a major hurdle to confirmation, particularly among progressives, considering the city’s crime rate and the police shooting of Laquan McDonald, which is the leading reason he did not seek a third term as mayor.
    Emanuel has been a mainstay in Democratic politics for decades. He was a senior adviser to President Bill Clinton in in the 1990s, before he represented Illinois in the House from 2003 ...에 2009. He left the House in 2009 to become chief of staff to President Barack Obama, leaving in 2010 to successfully run for mayor.
    Jeff Hauser, director of the Revolving Door Project at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, said that Biden picking Rahmwould cause at least half of the Democratic Party to jump off the Biden train.
    From civil rights activists to economic progressives, it is hard to identify a group of grassroots activists whom Rahm hasn’t permanently alienated,” said Hauser.
      This initial reaction is an example of how Biden’s Cabinet selections will be a jigsaw puzzle for the President-elect, where factoring the diversity of race, gender and ideology of all appointments will paint a broader picture of how Democrats, including progressives, view the Biden administration.
      Biden has pledged he will nominate a Cabinet that reflects the diversity of the country.

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