The Senate has voted former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be the nation’s assistant secretary of health. Levine is the first openly transgender federal official to win a Senate confirmation.
The vote was largely along party lines 52-48.
Speaking of the appointment, the President said, Levine “will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people through this pandemic — no matter their zip code, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability,”
Immigration over the Mexican border has surged to its highest level in two decades. Biden faced uncomfortable questions over the issue in a press conference.
Biden said that the “way to deal with this problem” is to “deal with the root causes of why people are leaving”. The President also emphasized the vast majority of those crossing the border should be sent back.
Former President Donald Trump’s senior advisor Jason Miller said Sunday on Fox News Channels “MediaBuzz” that Trump will be launching a social media platform in the next few months.
Host Howard Kurtz asked, “Donald Trump obviously has been booted off Twitter and Facebook and Instagram, which were a great megaphone for him. Does he plan to get back on social media perhaps with some new outfit?”
The President has increased the pressure on NY governor Chris Cuomo by saying he should resign if sexual harassment allegations are proven
In an interview with ABC Biden says, “It takes a lot of courage to come forward so the presumption is it should be taken seriously … And it should be investigated, and that’s what’s underway now.”
Cuomo is facing several allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour towards a number of different women.
However, a number of top democrats are already calling for the governor to resign. Almost the entire New York congressional delegation and a majority of Democrats in the state legislature said:
“Due to the multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it is clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners and the people of New York,” the Democratic senators wrote in a joint statement. “Governor Cuomo should resign.”