Joe Biden’s staunch black supporter, Representative James Clyburn, is not gung-ho about Biden’s slim pick of black appointees to his administration to date.
However, the man who helped resurrect Joe Biden’s campaign and set his path to the White House is prepared to wait and see Biden’s full team.
That said, he is not happy with what he has seen so far and called for “makeup” in naming more Black people to cabinet seats and other top slots.
“From all I hear, Black people have been given fair consideration,” Clyburn said in a press report.
“But there is only one Black woman so far,” he added.
“I want to see where the process leads to, what it produces,” he said. “But so far, it’s not good.”
However, an official with the Biden-Harris transition has pushed back on the criticism of Biden’s team pick so far, noting that 46 percent of all staff are people of color and that women make up more than half of the team.
Clyburn welcomed the selection of Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a Black diplomat who served in the Obama administration.
Carol May, Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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