Buttigieg, former officials added to Biden's transition team

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida Supreme Court reinstates ban on curbside voting in Alabama MORE added several former Obama administration officials as well as former South Bend, Ind. mayor and presidential hopeful Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegLGBTQ voters must show up at the polls, or risk losing progress Buttigieg says it's time to 'turn the page' on Trump administration Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 MORE to his transition team. 

According to multiple media outlets, former National Security advisor Susan Rice and former Deputy Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesJudiciary Committee postpones hearing with McCabe on Russia probe This week: Senate kicks off Supreme Court fight Cindy McCain joins board of Biden's presidential transition team MORE are joining the transition team. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lynn Lujan GrishamUtah increases coronavirus restrictions amid rising cases New Mexico to renew coronavirus restrictions, warning of more if cases continue to rise US coronavirus numbers rise, raising worries about winter MORE (D) and Jeff Zients, former President Obama’s National Economic Council director, will also reportedly join the transition team as co-chairs. 

Biden campaign adviser Anita Dunn, Rep. Cedric RichmondCedric Levon RichmondThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump combative, Biden earnest during distanced TV duel Cedric Richmond's next move: 'Sky's the limit' if Biden wins Democrats preview strategy on Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearings this week MORE (D-La.) and former Surgeon General Vivek MurthyVivek Hallegere MurthyHillicon Valley: Twitter tightens rules before election | Intelligence chief briefed lawmakers on foreign influence threats | Democrats launch inquiry into Pentagon's moves on a national 5G network Airbnb to require hosts to adhere to enhanced cleaning protocols or risk being booted off the platform Bill Clinton to launch podcast MORE are also reportedly joining the transition team. Other transition members include Tony Allen, president of Delaware State University, and Teresa Romero, president of the United Farm Workers.


“We are preparing for this transition amid the backdrop of a global health crisis and struggling economy,” former Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.), who is leading the transition team, told Reuters. “This is a transition like no other, and the team being assembled will help Joe Biden meet the urgent challenges facing our country on day one.”

Over the summer Biden announced some members of the transition team, including Yohannes Abraham, who held several senior roles in the Obama administration, and Avril Haines, the former deputy director of the CIA.

Gautam Raghavan, currently chief of staff to Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalOcasio-Cortez, progressives call on Senate not to confirm lobbyists or executives to future administration posts Pocan won't seek another term as Progressive Caucus co-chair Poll shows Biden leading Trump, tight House race in key Nebraska district MORE (D-Wash.), who endorsed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden endorses Texas Democratic House candidate Julie Oliver Ocasio-Cortez rolls out Twitch channel to urge voting Calls grow for Democrats to ramp up spending in Texas MORE (I-Vt.) in the primary, is also on the transition team. Biden is also hiring Julie Siegel, who served as a top legal adviser to Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden endorses Texas Democratic House candidate Julie Oliver Democratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry Obama endorses Espy in Mississippi Senate race MORE (D-Mass.).

The Biden campaign and transition team did not immediately respond to an inquiry from The Hill.