Courtesy of The Hill:
Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, who was fired by President Trump, endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden’s White House bid on Thursday.
Yates cited Biden’s “vast experience” and said she had witnessed him “grapple with some of the country’s greatest challenges” in the Obama administration.
“I trust him to always put the country’s interests before his own; to tell us the truth; to appeal to our best, not our worst, instincts; to unite rather than divide us; and to always treat the presidency as a privilege rather than an entitlement,” she added.
The former deputy attorney general noted that she is “not a political person,” but “our country needs Joe Biden.”
“But there is too much at stake now for any of us to sit on the sidelines,” she said. “This is indeed a battle for the soul of America — who we are, or at least who we have always aspired to be.”
“While our country can survive four years of our current president, at the end of eight years, I fear that we will not recognize the nation that we have become,” she added.
It should surprise nobody that Sally Yates is one of the names being bandied about as a possible Biden FP choice.
I think she would be an interesting choice, and do a good job.
Besides she is probably the only candidate, besides of course Elizabeth Warren, who would drive Trump even further out of his ever-loving mind.
Could you even imagine how much this would piss Trump off?
Yates is also right about Biden’s ability to heal the wounds left by Trump’s presidency.
Courtesy of NYT:
In a sense, Mr. Biden is offering something of a 2016 do-over, coated in patriotism and wishful thinking: Remove Mr. Trump. Prove that the country does not represent his values. And let the work of repair begin, dooming the 45th president to history’s amnesia, eventually.
“I view myself as a bridge, not as anything else,” Mr. Biden said in Detroit on Monday night, campaigning with new endorsers like Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan and Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker. “There’s an entire generation of leaders you saw stand behind me. They are the future of this country.”
I think Biden’s biggest selling point right now is a return to normal.
I mean who does not want to return to leadership like this?
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 12, 2020
I think we can essentially visualize who would make up a Biden Administration, and most of them would undoubtedly be former Obama administration veterans and perhaps some of his former rivals for the nomination.
Whoever they are we can be assured that they will all be extremely talented and more than capable of putting this country back on an even keel.