Biden’s concessions to the Left on the platform not carrying over into personnel

Joe Biden made big moves to placate the Left, sail through the Democratic presidential nomination process, and unify the party in the general election.

But now that the election is over and he’s assembling a transition team, the president-elect is giving those in the liberal wing little indication that they’ll receive substantial power in the form of appointments and personnel decisions.

On Thursday, Biden said that he had picked a Treasury secretary, with a major hint that it was bad news for those who hoped that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren might snag the post.

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