Harris elects his vice presidential team, made up entirely of women for the first time in the US


The vice president-elect of the United States, Kamala Harris, announced this Thursday her new team for the next four years, fully formed for the first time in the country’s history by women.

“Today I announced Tina Flournoy as my chief of staff, Rohini Kosoglu as my National Policy advisor and Nancy McEldowney as my National Security advisor,” he announced through his Twitter account.

“Along with the rest of my team, today’s appointees will work to keep this virus under control, open our economy responsibly and promote our nation’s leadership around the world,” Harris later detailed in a statement.

Harris’s new appointments are in line with the path set by the next Administration of President-elect, Joe Biden, who days before announced that his communication team would be formed, also for the first time in the history of the United States, only by women .

Biden and Harris have already explained that all these appointments are aimed at building an Administration “that resembles the United States”, and in which all sectors of American society are represented, unlike the Donald Trump Administration. and Mike Pence, whose teams are made up mostly of white men.

Although the presence of women is wide in this Administration, since to all these names are added that of Janet Yellen, as the new Secretary of the Treasury, or that of Avril Haines as director of National Intelligence, certain criticisms have emerged from some sectors of the Democratic Party about the lack of appointments among representatives of the Latino and African American community.


Tina Flournoy will be Harris’s new chief of staff, having served in the same role for former President Bill Clinton (1993-2001) until now. With a presence in the Democratic Party for 30 years, he has also worked for the American Federation of Teachers, a union with more than 1.6 million members.

Rohini Kosoglu, who will serve as National Policy Advisor, is Harris’s advisor and “one of the closest aides” in the Senate. She was the first Asian American woman to serve as a chief of staff in the United States Senate.

Nancy McEldowney, a former US Ambassador to Bulgaria, will serve as National Security Advisor. She held various positions during the Clinton Administration, such as Director of European Affairs, or Deputy Under Secretary of State in the Office of European and Eurasian Affairs.


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