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Democrats Are Skeptical Of Biden's Pentagon Pick

Civil rights and advocacy groups have been lobbying Joe Biden over his cabinet picks; Biden has promised to have the most diverse cabinet in history. Retired general Lloyd Austin, Biden’s pick for Defense Secretary, will be the first Black man in that role — if he can overcome objections tied to civilian control of the military.

This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez.

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Civil rights and advocacy groups have been lobbying Joe Biden over his cabinet picks; Biden has promised to have the most diverse cabinet in history. Retired general Lloyd Austin, Biden’s pick for Defense Secretary, will be the first Black man in that role — if he can overcome objections tied to civilian control of the military.

This episode: correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez.

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