WASHINGTON – President-Elect Joe Biden is expected to deliver a thank-you speech from Wilmington, Del., On Wednesday.
Biden’s White House transition team said in a press release that the president-elect’s speech is “sharing the sacrifices Americans are making this holiday season” with a message “We can and will get through the current crisis.” “
Biden’s speech comes as coronovirus cases are rising across the country, raising alarm among some health officials that holiday travel and indoor ceremonies may lead to more outbreaks. The country is also experiencing an increase in food insecurity due to the effects of the virus, with food banks across the country reporting long lines before the holiday.
Following President Donald Trump’s traditional turkey march on Tuesday, when the outgoing president avoided a record-setting stock market, but made no mention of record-high Kovid-19 cases.
Biden will spend Thanksgiving holiday at his beach house in Rihoboth, Delaware.
In other transition news:
- Kamala Harris, the vice-president, is expected to meet with transition advisors on Wednesday.
- Outgoing Sen. Doug Jones, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and former deputy attorney general Sally Yates are under consideration to serve as attorney generals in a Biden administration, two sources familiar with the matter told NBC News.
- Biden said in an exclusive interview with Lester Holt of NBC News on Tuesday that the Trump administration had already begun to reach out to its transition team, and the day after he issued a letter to a federal agency asking him The latter described the effort as “honesty”. Change of power.
- Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is scheduled to appear before a legislative committee in Pennsylvania, in which witnesses are expected to testify about fraud claims in the November election.
- The president-elect on Tuesday introduced key members of his cabinet and national security team, with Antony Blinken as secretary of state, Alejandro Mayorkas as secretary of homeland security, Avril Haines as director of national intelligence, Linda Thomas- Greenfield was inducted as US Ambassador. Jake Sullivan as the United Nations, National Security Advisor, and John Carey as Biden’s Special Envoy for the Climate.