By the Numbers: Biden’s historic Cabinet picks

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated the first gender-balanced and first majority non-white Cabinet in U.S. history, but final confirmations have yet to move forward.
1:09 | 01/20/21

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Under this inauguration eve we take all of by the numbers its findings diverse cabinet picks and a history that will be made if they're all confirmed. Twelve of Biden's nominees are women that's exactly half the number of cabinet level positions making this the first in gender balance cabinet in US history. Hate is the most female cabinet members to have ever served all at once which happened during the first Clinton term and again in the Obama administration. And if almighty nominees are confirmed it will also be the first US cabinet that's majority nonwhite. Biden streets included six black people among them retired four star army general Lloyd Austin poised to be our first black and Defense Secretary. Before Latinos. Three Asian Americans and one native American dead Holland tapped to head the Interior Department which includes a Bureau of Indian Affairs. But since confirmation hearings just began today Biden will likely have. Zero confirmed cabinet members on day one in contrast president trump had three cabinet nominees ready to go on inauguration day with a GOP controlled senate. And President Obama had six members confirmed by democratic controlled senate on his first day.

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