Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, former Georgia House minority leader Stacey Abrams and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are among those who may be considered to head the Justice Department if Joe Biden is elected president, Axios reports. Yates served as Deputy Attorney General in the Obama administration. Warren is a former law professor, specializing in bankruptcy law. Abrams was a deputy city attorney in Atlanta before serving in the Georgia legislature.
If Biden wins, his advisers plan to assemble the most diverse Cabinet in U.S. history as he works to fulfill a pledge to build the Democratic Party on a new generation of leaders. Many of Biden’s longtime aides, most of whom are white and male, are expected to follow him to the West Wing. That means the pressure will be on him to recruit a Cabinet that’s both younger and more diverse. Quoting “Biden confidants,” Axios says that women and minorities are under consideration for top posts at the State, Defense, Treasury and Justice departments. Many of the potential picks also served under Barack Obama or are well known figures in the party.