Biden playing catch-up to confirm top Cabinet posts

Congress may be preoccupied with President Trump’s second impeachment, but President-elect Joe Biden’s team is busy preparing for potential Senate confirmation fights over his administration’s nominee-designates.

Biden’s transition has been touted as one of the most organized in modern presidential history since it was assembled last spring. But it’s fallen behind other transitions as Trump drew out the process, claiming electoral and voter fraud, and aides awaited the results of the Jan. 5 Georgia Senate runoffs, which only give Democrats control of the chamber once Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president.

But while Biden’s transition anticipated the runoffs would affect confirmations because they decided Senate control, staffers weren’t
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