- Kamala Harris is taking an important step as she prepares to start office as America's vice president in January 2021
- Tina Flournoy has been selected to serve as Harris' chief of staff, joining other women of colour in the coming administration
- Tina is the current chief of staff to former US President Bill Clinton
With less than three months to Joe Biden taking over from President Trump, his projected vice president-elect, Kamala Harris has chosen Tina Flournoy as her new chief of staff.
CNN citing a source with knowledge of the decision indicates that Tina will join not less than two other women of color with senior roles in the office of the projected vice president-elect.
She will be joining Flournoy Symone Sanders, the senior adviser and chief spokesperson, and Ashley Etienne, the communications director.
Briefly.co.z gathered that Tina, who is currently serving as chief of staff to former President Bill Clinton, had served as assistant to the president for public policy at the American Federation of Teachers.
The graduate of Georgetown Law has also served in several roles in the Democratic Party, including senior adviser to former National Convention chairman Howard Dean, traveling chief of staff to 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joseph Lie among others.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that the projected winner of the United States' 2020 presidential election, Biden, appointed 59-year-old Ron Klain as his chief of staff.
Biden who is yet to be officially certified as the winner is committed to building his administration even as President Trump refuses to accept the election results and concede defeat.
The newly appointed chief of staff, Klain, had earlier served as Biden’s top chief of staff when the 77-year-old was vice president under President Barack Obama's administratioin.
In a related development, Biden received his first presidential daily briefing on Monday, November 30.
The daily briefing was delayed following President Donald Trump's earlier refusal to approve the transition process, which has since seemingly bliwn over.
The briefing contained in a classified document outlined high-level intelligence and analysis on a range of national security issues.
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