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Politics Harris selects Flournoy as chief of staff: report

16:15  01 december  2020
16:15  01 december  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has selected Tina Flournoy, currently chief of staff to former President Bill Clinton, as her chief of staff, CNN reported.

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Flournoy, a Georgetown Law graduate, previously served as an adviser to Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Howard Dean in 2005. She worked as chief counsel in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel in the Clinton administration and as assistant to the president for public policy at the American Federation of Teachers union.

The appointment is the latest of several high-profile Black women appointed to Harris's staff. That list includes communications director Ashley Etienne and chief spokesperson Symone Sanders.

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Journalist Yashar Ali, who first reported Flournoy's appointment, noted that she is part of a group of Black women who have served in every Democratic presidential campaign since the 1980s. That group also includes former DNC Chair Donna Brazile, former White House Director of Political Affairs Minyon Moore and former Dean chief of staff Leah Daughtry.

President-elect Joe Biden, meanwhile, has named an all-female communication team that includes the nation's first director of national intelligence.

"It looks like, now, a Cabinet that will reflect the strengths and diversity and the skills of Americans of all backgrounds," Brazile said this week.

"It also, I think, signals that women and others will have more than folding chairs, they will have actual seats at the table in the Cabinet room," Brazile added, referencing a quote from the late Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-N.Y.), "If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair."

The Hill has reached out to the transition team for comment.

House chairman endorses Michele Flournoy for Biden's Pentagon chief .
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is endorsing Michele Flournoy to be President-elect Joe Biden's Defense secretary, calling her "uniquely qualified.""I don't think I've said this publicly because I don't think it would have made any difference, but I certainly communicated to the Biden people that I think Michele Flournoy is hands down the best-qualified person for the job," Smith told reporters on a conference call Monday.""I don't think I've said this publicly because I don't think it would have made any difference, but I certainly communicated to the Biden people that I think Michele Flournoy is hands down the best-qualified person for the job," Smith told reporters on a

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