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Biden Might Have Run As A Moderate, But His Latest Appointment Sure Isn’t

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Adam Barnes General Assignment Reporter
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President-elect Joe Biden tapped Democratic California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as his director of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Sunday. Biden’s pick has prompted criticism from conservative lawmakers and organizations over Becerra’s history with abortion policies.

Becerra has been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration, leading scores of lawsuits against him. Before replacing Kamala Harris as California’s attorney general, he spent 24 years in Congress. (RELATED: Biden Nominates California AG Xavier Becerra For Health And Human Services Secretary)