Attorney General Pick to Signal Biden’s Broader Priorities

Posted on AllSides November 20th, 2020
From The Center
politics, Biden cabinet, Attorney General, Deval Patrick, Sally Yates

President-elect Joe Biden is considering a shortlist for his attorney-general pick that includes former deputy attorney general Sally Yates, Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, according to people familiar with the matter.

The names are a sign that Mr. Biden is weighing whether to emphasize extensive prosecutorial experience or credibility with social-justice advocates in making his selection.

Civil-rights interest groups, such as Black Lives Matter, are pressing Mr. Biden to put equitable treatment of Blacks and other minorities in the criminal justice system at the center...

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