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Thu Nov 26, 2020, 05:23 AM

Lujan Grisham is a 'top contender' for Biden's health secretary

It’s no secret Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s name has been floated as a possible pick for health secretary under the administration of President-elect Joe Biden.

The speculation is continuing to mount: A new report says New Mexico’s governor has become one of the two “top contenders” for the job.

Lujan Grisham and former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy “are widely viewed as leading candidates,” according to Politico, which attributed the information to “more than a half-dozen people on or close to” Biden’s transition plans.

“The nomination of Lujan Grisham, 61, would continue a tradition of presidents tapping governors to lead the sprawling Department of Health and Human Services, and make her the first Latina ever nominated for the post,” Politico reported Tuesday night. “Murthy, a 43-year-old Yale-educated internist who’s grown close to Biden as a top adviser on the coronavirus pandemic, would be the first nominee of Indian descent for the department’s top job.”

Read more: https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/report-lujan-grisham-is-a-top-contender-for-bidens-health-secretary/article_56403aa6-2f3a-11eb-8c01-37c0a4dbccf8.html

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patricia92243 Nov 2020 #1
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 05:26 AM

1. Would another Dem be made Governor? If not, choose someone else.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 07:43 AM

2. I agree +100!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Dec 4, 2020, 09:46 AM

3. Hispanic caucus expresses frustration to Biden team with how Michelle Lujan Grisham has been treated

The CHC talks about hurt. Their California suggestions make me hurt.
Does Gov. Lujan Grisham really feel hurt?
I don't get it.

Washington (CNN)
Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus expressed frustration in a meeting with leaders of President-elect Joe Biden's transition team on Thursday with how they believe New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has been treated in the Cabinet selection process.

They took particular issue with what they say were leaks from the transition team about Lujan Grisham turning down a Cabinet position to lead the Department of Interior, saying that the leaks had the effect of being embarrassing for the governor.

Members of the caucus have been pushing Biden to name Lujan Grisham, the first Democratic Latina to be elected governor in the United States, as his nominee for Health and Human Services secretary. The push is part of a broader effort to pressure Biden to name multiple Latino or Latina nominees to top posts in his administration. The group also wants California Attorney General Xavier Becerra or Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez to serve as US attorney general.

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