Biden Signifies Neither Warren Nor Sanders Will Be Half Of His Cupboard

President-elect Joe Biden appeared to be indicating that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will not be part of his cabinet.

In an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, Biden expressed a desire to keep the two progressive Democrats in the US Senate. In the interview, Biden told Holt that there is already “significant representation among progressives in our administration” before adding, “nothing is really off the table”.

Biden added that he has a significant progressive agenda and will need help from members of the House and Senate to make it happen.

“But one thing is really critical: taking someone out of the Senate, taking someone out of the House of Representatives, especially a person with consistency, is really a tough decision that would have to be made,” Biden said. “I have a very ambitious, very progressive agenda, and it will take really strong leaders in the House and Senate to make that happen.”

According to USA Today, Sanders has pushed for the position of labor secretary, saying he would accept the nomination if appointed to the position by Biden.

“If I had a portfolio that I could stand up with and fight for working families, would I? Yes I would, ”Sanders told USA Today.

Progressives have thrown Warren’s name as Biden’s Treasury Secretary since she left Democratic Elementary School, but Biden announced that he elected Janet Yellen, who praised Warren in 2013.

“She has a great experience, she has great judgment. I think she would make an excellent Federal Reserve chair, ”Warren said in 2013 when Yellen was considered for the Fed chairmanship.

Progressive Democrats weren’t happy when Biden Holt said he was going to nominate a Republican or someone who voted for Trump. However, Biden did bring up Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Senator John McCain and former Ohio Governor John Kasich. Both were very critical of the outgoing President Donald Trump.

“I want this country to be united,” Biden told Holt. “The purpose of our administration is reunited. We cannot maintain this virulent and political dialogue. It has to end. “

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