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Courtesy of Jim Geraghty at National Review, here’s a list of the incoming cabinet so far: It’s a pretty impressive group!
Attorney General: Senator Jeff Sessions.
Secretary of Defense: General James Mattis
Secretary of Health and Human Services: Representative Tom Price
Secretary of Transportation: Former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao
Secretary of Education: Philanthropist Betsy DeVos
Treasury Secretary: Banker Steven Mnunchin
Secretary of Commerce: Financier Wilbur Ross
Deputy secretary of Commerce: Todd Rickets, co-owner of Chicago Cubs
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Dr. Ben Carson
Ambassador to the United Nations: Governor Nikki Haley
White House Chief of Staff: House RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
National Security Advisor: Former Defense Intelligence Agency director Michal Flynn
Deputy National Security Advisor: K.T. McFarland. Fox News Analyst who served in the Reagan Administration.
Department of Homeland Security: Marine General John Kelly (Ret) Former head of Southern Command, with special concern for Mexican border, and Gitmo.
CIA Director: Representative Mike Pompeo.
EPA Director: Oklahoma Attorney General, Republican Scott Pruitt
Administrator Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Indiana health-policy consultant Seema Verma
White House counsel: Donald McGahn partner at Jones Day who served as campaign counsel.McGahn is a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission.
Marine General James Mattis will need a waiver from Congress, as he has only been retired for three years, and the law specifies military officers must be retired for seven years. General George Marshall required such a waiver, which was promptly given, as will be the waiver for General Mattis.
Senator Kirsten Gillebrand, who replaced Hillary in the Senate, and reportedly has presidential ambitions, says she will oppose General Mattis’ appointment. I guess she will take advantage of any opportunity to get attention. You’ve probably noticed that Democrats are really having a hard time accepting the new reality.
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