Breitbart News reported on Thursday that former Vice President Joe Biden has been invited to the White House to attend the swearing-in of President Donald Trump’s new Cabinet, which will include the following four people: U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman; Attorney General nominee Sally Yates; Secretary of Defense nominee Robert Work; and Deputy Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Froman, who has been confirmed by the Senate to be a permanent member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is the only Cabinet member to have a direct contact with President Trump.
He will be joined by Yates, a former U.N. Ambassador who served under President Obama and has extensive experience in the foreign policy arena.
As the former U,N.
Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs, Yates was instrumental in helping negotiate a U.K.-US free trade agreement and helped craft a strategy to counter Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
Work, a Republican appointee to the State Department under President George W. Bush, is a former CIA officer who worked on the Afghanistan War, Iraq War and the Persian Gulf War.
Pompeo is a retired Army general who has served as the head of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, the National Counterterrorism Centre and the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
The administration also announced the appointment of former Marine Corps general Michael Flynn, who served as President Trump’s national security adviser and has been a vocal critic of the Iran nuclear deal.
From the outset of the Trump Administration, the White Houses chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and senior White House aide, Stephen Miller, were both known for their anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant stances.
In February, the New York Times reported that Bannon had told Miller, “the only thing worse than being Muslim is being white.”
The administration has made a point of focusing on anti-Islamic sentiment as a way to win the white vote.
Miller has also repeatedly suggested that white people are the only people who have a right to a “white America.”
The President’s choice of Pence, a religious right activist, is particularly notable given that Pence has said that “marriage is between one man and one woman.”
In his book, God Bless America: A Prayer for the Future, Pence argued that the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality should be decided by a “constitutional amendment” that allows states to make their own marriage laws.