Joe Biden’s transition team is reportedly eyeing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a potential ambassador to the United Nations (UN).
The media-named president-elect has already gone forward in setting up and planning a team for when he is officially cited as president, naming Big Tech lobbyist Ron Klain as his chief of staff.
Now, the Washington Post reports, other “intriguing” names are being batted around in ‘private’ conversation.
One of those names is Mrs. Clinton.
An anonymous source told the Post that Hillary is being considered for the role of ambassador to the U.N. because “it would be a way for Biden to highlight the importance of that position in his administration.”
“Placing her there would raise the prestige of the U.N. itself,” the source added, “at a time when global cooperation, and the U.S. role on the world stage, has ebbed.”
“One intriguing name being discussed privately is former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations…” https://t.co/OHYhp2BIVY
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) November 13, 2020
Biden Possibly Naming Hillary Clinton as UN Ambassador
It certainly wouldn’t be far-fetched for Biden to appoint Clinton to the role of UN Ambassador.
It’d be a way to give a consolation prize of sorts for the former First Lady who has been bitter ever since losing the 2016 election in remarkable fashion.
Still, you have to wonder with the Washington Post’s source, who is described as a “person familiar with the chatter who spoke on the condition of anonymity.”
According to the report, other names being considered for roles as senior advisers are his former chief of staff Steve Richetti, former Delaware Sen. Ted Kaufman, and former National Security Adviser Tom Donilon.
Biden has previously stated he would wait for the results of the election to be independently verified before declaring victory and moving forward.
It is clear he has reneged on that promise, even as President Trump has refused to concede the race, it has not been certified, and his campaign has waged legal challenges in several pivotal swing states.
Flashback to first debate: @JoeBiden said he’d wait until election results were independently certified before declaring victory. He lied. pic.twitter.com/bplW8YpEcr
— Rusty Weiss 🇺🇸 (@rustyweiss74) November 12, 2020
A Significant Step Down From Nikki Haley
There is little doubt Clinton would return the United States to the Obama-Biden era of capitulation to our adversaries, bowing to the whim of the United Nations at every turn.
Nikki Haley, a former ambassador to the U.N. under President Trump, served admirably in making sure America was no longer the rest of the world’s patsy.
“Now the United States is respected”: Nikki Haley will leave her job as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations at the end of the year https://t.co/sZOQS5PXCS pic.twitter.com/JgrWytcZgQ
— Bloomberg (@business) October 9, 2018
“That’s because we care more about being right than popular and are once again standing up for our interests and values,” Haley once told members of the U.N.
Being right or being popular. Trump versus Obama-Biden in a nutshell.
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