Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduced appointees for three of her most senior policy positions Thursday, two of whom are current or former staffers for the Clinton family.
Harris named Hartina Flournoy as her chief of staff, who is currently serving as former President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff, according to a press release. Her pick for national security adviser, Nancy McEldowney, also worked on Clinton’s foreign policy team in the White House. Harris also tapped Rohini Kosoglu for domestic policy adviser, who served as Harris’ chief of staff in the Senate and during her brief presidential campaign.
“Together with the rest of my team, today’s appointees will work to get this virus under control, open our economy responsibly and make sure it lifts up all Americans, and restore and advance our country’s leadership around the world,” Harris said in a statement. (RELATED: Kamala’s Bail Fund Continues To Bail Out Alleged Sexual Assaulters)
Biden and Harris have identified the coronavirus as a top priority for their incoming administration, with Biden urging Congress to pass a new coronavirus relief package before he takes office, but also saying any package they pass won’t be enough.
“Right now, the full Congress should come together and pass a robust package for relief to address these urgent needs,” Biden told reporters Tuesday. “But any package passed in a lame-duck session is likely to be, at best, just a start.”