Mr. Biden was impressed by Mr. Beden’s personal story, according to someone who knew about his idea. In particular, the person elected as president liked the fact that shortly after graduating from law school, Mr. Beckera served clients with mental health needs.
While in Congress, Mr Beckera was a staunch advocate for Latino society and deeply involved in efforts to overhaul the country’s immigration system. He also encouraged plans to build a national museum dedicated to exploring the culture and history of American Latinos. The House voted this year to create such a museum.
Texas Democrat spokesman Filemon Vela praised Mr Beckerra’s choice, calling it “historic” and saying the California attorney general was the right person to lead a broader agency during the worst public health crisis in 100 years.
“Beckerra will lead an agency that will play a key role in overseeing the massive immunization effort and will help maintain a strong federal response to address the deteriorating Kovid-19 crisis,” Vela said. “He will also assist in shaping the Biden administration’s efforts to build on affordable protection legislation.”
In the late 1990s, Mr Beckera traveled to Cuba with his leader, Fidel Castro, to provoke Republican members of the Hispanic Caucasus Congress. They resigned, They said they were “personally insulted” by the visit.
Mr. Biden has chosen Mr. Beden to replace current Secretary Alex M. Azar II, with those elected as president pressuring the Latino community and Congress to expand his cabinet from the Hispanic Caucasus. After Mr. Beckerra was chosen for his cabinet by the second Latino Mr. Biden Alejandro N. Last month’s selection of Myorcas, Cuban immigrant, as Secretary of Homeland Security.
Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico was thought to be fit for the job of health secretary, but she fell on the run. Instead, it was reported last week that Ms. Lujan Grisham had turned down the post of interior secretary.