BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/SECRETARY OF STATE: “As Secretary of State, I nominate Tony Blinken. He’s one of the better prepared for this job. No one’s better prepared in my view. He will be the Secretary of State who previously served in top roles on Capitol Hill, in the White House and in the State Department. He delivered for the American people in each place.
For example, leading our diplomatic efforts and the fight against ISIS, strengthening America’s alliance and positions in the Asian-Pacific, guiding our responses to the global refugee crisis with compassion and determination. And he will rebuild morale and trust in the State Department, where his career in government began.”
-Joe Biden via CNBC Television, “President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris introduce cabinet picks — 11/24/20,” YouTube.com, Nov. 24, 2020