December 10th, local time, several American media reported that U.S. President-elect Biden appointed Susan Rice as the director of the White House Committee on Domestic Policy.
According to CNN on the 10th, Rice is an experienced foreign policy official who served as the Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations and national security adviser under the administration of former President Obama.
The report said that letting Rice take up this “domestic policy-oriented position” is an “unexpected” choice, and given her past experience, many people think she will enter Biden’s cabinet. The report pointed out that this is a “amazing change” for Rice, who may also have a greater influence in dealing with immigration, health care and racial inequality in the future.
Biden’s advisers said that Biden’s choice of Rice to head the White House committee showed the importance of domestic policy on his agenda. The Associated Press reported that although the White House Committee on Domestic Policy was originally established to be on an equal footing with the White House National Security Council, it has been “low-key”.
Rice’s appointment will create a “new center of power” in the West Wing of the White House, the home of the president and many White House staff offices, which will bring more power to the West Wing of the White House and have an impact on the structure of domestic decision-making, according to the report. In addition, the report also pointed out that Rice will play an active role in the Biden administration’s response to the coronavirus epidemic.
According to previous reports, Rice worked closely with Biden during his presidency, and she herself was close to Obama. Although she has never held an elected position, she has rich foreign policy experience. She has long been an outspoken critic of the current US President Trump administration.