US President-elect Joe Biden has introduced veteran diplomats and legislators who will make up his national security and foreign policy team, saying, “America is back, ready to lead the world.”
The 78-year-old Biden, at an event in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, presented his options for secretary of state, national security adviser, secretary of national security, chief of intelligence, UN ambassador and climate change envoy.
“It’s a team that will keep our country and our people safe and secure,” Biden said as the six men and women stood behind him in masks on the Queen Theater stage.
“It is a team that reflects the fact that the United States is back, ready to lead the world, not to retire.”
Biden said that after he takes office on January 20 and Donald Trump leaves the White House, the United States “will once again sit at the head of the table, ready to confront our adversaries and not reject our allies.
“These public servants will restore America’s global leadership and moral leadership,” the former vice president said in a comment on Trump’s “America First” policies.
Biden’s comments came shortly after Trump suffered further setbacks in his unprecedented effort to overturn the results of a U.S. presidential election on unsubstantiated fraud allegations.