Pollak: 13 Establishment, Far Left, Deep State Figures Rumored to Be in Biden Cabinet Mix

Joe Biden blue silhouette (Brice Coffrini / AFP / Getty)
Brice Coffrini / AFP / Getty

Democrats have been angling for positions within a potential Joe Biden administration ever since he clinched the party’s presidential nomination in March.

While voters may think they are choosing the “moderate” candidate Dr. Jill Biden claims her husband is, in practice they would be electing the “most progressive” — i.e. left-wing — governments in U.S. history.

Here are some of the candidates who are angling for, or rumored to be under consideration, key administration posts:

Secretary of State: Susan Rice

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

From the Rwandan genocide to the Benghazi terror attack, America’s worst diplomat is gunning for the job that has eluded her for her entire career. The richest member of the Obama administration, she serves on the board of Netflix, which faces criminal charges for distributing Cuties, a French film that sexualizes preteen girls.

Secretary of Labor: Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

The socialist who honeymooned in the “workers’ paradise” of the Soviet Union is angling to be in charge of workers in the United States. Sanders believes government should guarantee everyone a job.

Secretary of the Treasury: Elizabeth Warren

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), one of several Democrats running for the party's nomination in the 2020 presidential race, speaks during a campaign event, March 8, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. On Friday, Warren released a new regulatory proposal aimed at breaking up some of the nation's biggest technology companies, including Amazon, Google and Facebook. Warren's event on Friday evening took place less than a mile from where Amazon had previously planned to open a new headquarters in Long Island City before pulling out of the deal last month after critics said the city gave them excessive government incentives. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The radical Senator who campaigned against the financial system wants to run it. Warren proposed a wealth tax, but her campaign fell apart when it became clear she needed middle-class taxes, too.

Attorney General: Sally Yates

Former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Yates was in on the plot to frame Michael Flynn, and quit the Department of Justice rather than enforce a constitutional travel ban on travelers from terror-prone countries that was later upheld by the Supreme Court.

U.S. Trade Representative: Pete Buttigieg

Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Buttigieg, a McKinsey consulting alumnus with close ties to Wall Street and Silicon Valley, opposed Trump’s tariffs on China and suggested the president never should have stood up to China on trade.

Climate Change Czar: John Kerry 

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (Peter Nicholls/AFP via Getty Images)

Biden has suggested making climate change policy its own Cabinet-level position. And Axios reported that Kerry “would love to take” it, as Biden pulls the U.S. back into the hapless Paris agreement.

Gun Control Czar: Beto O’Rourke

EL PASO, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 06: U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) concedes the race while addressing a 'thank you' party on Election Day at Southwest University Park November 06, 2018 in El Paso, Texas. O'Rourke lost to incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Beto O’Rourke (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Biden promised O’Rourke he would run gun control in his potential administration. O’Rourke favors the confiscation of firearms from law-abiding Americans: “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15.”

Secretary of Defense: Michèle Flournoy

Former Defense Undersecretary for Policy Michele Flournoy (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Flournoy, an establishment figure, has cashed in on her past service in Democratic administrations, while organizing a divisive effort among former national security officials to oppose Trump.

National Security Advisor: Tom Donilon

Former Obama National Security Adviser Tom Donilon (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Donilon, who once held the post under Obama, saw “America building bigger, better relationships with China and India,” according to the Washington Post, describing the “Donilon Doctrine.”

Department of Homeland Security: Julian Castro

Former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro (Edward A. Ornelas/Getty Images)

Castro, who personally escorted Central American migrants to the U.S. border, was floated by The Atlantic for Biden’s “shadow Cabinet,” focusing on immigration and minority affairs.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Keisha Lance Bottoms

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (Democratic National Convention via AP)

Atlanta’s mayor pushed for COVID shutdowns to continue, even after the state began reopening. Like Castro, she has been floated by The Atlantic for a housing post.

Coronavirus Czar: Anthony Fauci

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci watches as Vice President Mike Pence speaks after leading a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services on June 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are rising in southern and western states forcing businesses to remain closed. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)

Anthony Fauci (Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)

Biden has said many times that he would put Dr. Fauci in charge of the coronavirus response. Instead of being balanced by economic experts, Fauci would be given license to push for draconian shutdowns.

FBI Director: Christopher Wray

FBI Director Christopher Wray (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The FBI agents’ association has has publicly called on the next president to keep Wray on the job — after he failed to stop Antifa from trashing the nation’s cities, or to uproot politicization within the agency.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His newest e-book is The Trumpian Virtues: The Lessons and Legacy of Donald Trump’s Presidency. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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