BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/DNI: “As a Director of National Intelligence, I nominate Avril Haine, the first woman ever to hold this post. To lead our intelligence community I didn’t pick a politician or a political figure. I picked a professional. She’s eminently qualified. Former Deputy Director of the CIA, former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama, and a fierce advocate for telling the truth and leveling with her decisions with the decision makers, straight up, nothing unnecessary.
I know because I’ve worked with her for over a decade. Brilliant, humble, can talk literature and theoretical physics, fixing cars, flying planes, running a bookstore cafe, all in a single conversation, because she’s done all that.”
-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