Joe Biden has probably selected Xavier Becerra, the California Attorney General, to become his Health Secretary. This news has just surfaced up via the media reports and nothing is officially confirmed as of now. If this news turns out to be true, the former congressman Xavier Becerra would be the first Latino to take the charge of this department.
The Corona Virus pandemic is still rising in the United States and not coming under control. For the position of the head of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who is an infectious disease expert.
The reports of Xavier Becerra becoming the Health Secretary, unexpected, was quite unexpected. This is because Joe Biden was facing a lot of pressure over making his cabinet more diversified. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus had complained about the Latinos being given very few positions in the cabinet.
About the California Attorney General Xavier Becerra
Xavier Becerra as California’s top lawyer and has an image when it comes to issues such as immigration, criminal justice, and tax policy. He has also led the coalition of the Democratic states to defend Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act from being overturned as Donald Trump was making efforts to do so. This legal case is waiting for the final decision of the Supreme Court in the next year.
Becerra has been a former senior House Democrat and was also engaged in the pushing of the health law via Congress in the years 2009 and 2010. When he spoke to the reporters about the same, he revealed that having tens of thousands of uninsured people in his South California district consisted amongst his primary motivations.
The Corona Virus pandemic is crossing heights. It has taken away the lives of over 281,000 people in America. The number of daily deaths occurring has increased and crossed in 2000 in the past few days. If the news of Becerra taking over as the Health Secretary turns out to be true, then the health agency would be under his control. For the health agency, a recovery in the case of the corona virus is a struggle at present.
The mayor of Long Beach, California Robert Garcia has said that Becerra’s record in the field of healthcare is strong enough and even more than that, the soon-to-be President has selected a person who has a very high level of intellect and integrity. The cabinet is very well-becoming diverse and Joe Biden is fulfilling his commitment of the same. Garcia is an ally of both Joe Biden and Xavier Becerra for a long time.
The proper handling of the coronavirus situation is required urgently since the pandemic is rising and numerous people are losing their lives because of the same. It is very important to choose the right people for the departments related to health and wellness and the choice of Xavier Becerra, if confirmed, is a good one undoubtedly.