Joe Biden is expanding his transition team as the day of the election grows closer.

Among that cast of characters are Biden’s former competitor Pete Buttigieg and former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice. The pair will be part of Biden’s 15-person advisory board. Other additions to the board include former Obama administration officials such as Sally Yates, the former deputy attorney general, and Vivek Murthy, the former surgeon general. Murthy has advised the Biden campaign on the coronavirus pandemic.

An announcement of the additions to the team came on Saturday.

The Biden team is also adding four co-chairs who will work alongside transition co-chair Ted Kaufman.

These individuals include Jeffrey Zients, a top economic adviser for Obama; Michelle Lujan Grisham, the governor of New Mexico; Cedric Richmond, a congressman from Louisiana; and Anita Dunn, a senior campaign adviser.

“We are preparing for this transition amid the backdrop of a global health crisis and struggling economy. This is a transition like no other, and the team being assembled will help Joe Biden meet the urgent challenges facing our country on day one,” Kaufman said in a statement.

Author: Haley Victory Smith

Source: Washington Examiner: Joe Biden names Pete Buttigieg, Susan Rice, and others to transition team