Good afternoon, everyone. Please, please be seated. Thank you. These are all friends. I'm not used to them standing for me but thank you. Thank you very much. Good afternoon. Before I make my announcements today, I want to say a few words about the COVID crisis. This week marked another tragic milestone in our fight against COVID-19, more than 3,000 deaths in one single day, the highest single death count during this pandemic. That's more deaths in a single day than we saw on 9/11 or at Pearl Harbor. This is serious business, and the current director of these CDC said yesterday we can expect similar numbers of death or more every single day for the next 60 to 90 days. We are in the teeth of a crisis right now, and this nation needs presidential leadership right now, presidential leadership that is willing to model the steps we should be taking for our -- to save our own lives and the lives of our families. You know we can wish this away, but we have to face it head-on. We have to take it head-on using every power available to me as president. We will have a national coordinated strategy that will -- that will beat this virus. You know, as tough as things are now, I firmly believe better days are ahead. We got some good news yesterday. The FDA committed -- committee I should say recommended emergency use authorization for Pfizer's BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, but we are grateful for the scientist at -- at these -- not only there, but of their great organizations, researchers who developed this vaccine and several others on the way and we are just as grateful to the scientist and the public experts who evaluated its safety and efficiency free from political influence. I want to make it clear to the public you should have confidence in this. There is no political influence. These are first-rate scientists taking their time and looking at all of the elements that need to be looked at. Scientific integrity led us to this point. We know the payments challenges and hard work ahead. Earlier this week, I announced our COVID response team that will scale up the manufacturing, distribution, and injection of the vaccine. We set a bold and doable challenge in my first 100 days, 100 million shots in 100 days, asking the American people to wear a mask for the first 100 days of our administration. If we get the necessary funding from Congress, we can get most of our schools opened in 100 days, but we need the help from the Congress and the funding. The first 100 days won't end the COVID-19, but meeting those goals can slow the spread, save lives and get us back to our lives with the people we love the most; and we will also be getting the right people confirmed during this period of time and in place to manage this robust aggressive plan to contain the virus, help us build back better than ever and make sure everyone is included. Now today, I am really pleased to add members to my team that will get the job done. In addition to the pandemics grim milestone, the economic crisis has left millions of Americans out of work, without a paycheck, without health insurance, unable to put enough food on the table literally unable to put food on the table, and unsure whether they can pay their rent for the new -- when the new year begins or to make their mortgage payments. It is affecting everyone from farmers to students, seniors to veterans and red states, blue states, small towns, and big cities, and that is why the Congress needs to act and act now on the COVID package. I spoke to my two friends who are still in the Congress, the vice president, and the soon to be secretary of HUD. We have to get this done. They are pushing hard, but it doesn't look so good right now, but it has to get done before they go home. Millions and millions of Americans simply can't wait any longer. We shouldn't. We can't get bogged down in issues that don't help people. State and local governments need the help. Not only that, as I have said for months, we need to protect essential personnel like law enforcement, firefighters to make sure everything is place and effectively distribute the vaccine so that we can do that. This relief package won't be the total answer even if it gets passed, but it is an important first step. There is so much we have to do. These crisis have ripped the blinders right off the systemic racism that exist in America. The American people now can see clearly black, Latino, Native Americans, nearly three times more likely to die from COVID and more likely to get COVID-19, to begin with. Black and teen -- black and Latino unemployment rates too high -- too large, too high. Communities of color are left to ask whether they will ever be able to break the cycle wherein good times they flagged, in bad times they are hit first and the hardest, and in recovery, they take the longest to bounce back. Vice President-elect Harris and I knew we would have our work cut out for us when we got elected, but we also knew we could build a team that would meet this unique and challenging moment in American history. Some are familiar faces. Some are new in their roles; all are facing new circumstances and challenges. That's a good thing. They bring deep experience and bold new thinking. Above all, they know how government should and can work for all Americans. For secretary of Agriculture, I nominate Tom Vilsack, an outstanding two-term governor of Iowa, the best secretary of Agriculture I believe this country has ever had. He was there when the great recession was pummeling rural America. Over eight years, he oversaw record-breaking investment to bring us back. He implemented the Recovery Act to help rural communities recover and rebuild. Tom helped expand markets around the world for American farmers. He improved our food safety standards, and he helped millions of children and families receive healthy meals. He wasn't anxious to come back. He wasn't looking for this job, but I was persistent, and I asked him to serve again in this role because he knows the USDA inside and out. He knows the government inside and out. We need that experience now. One in six Americans and a quarter -- a quarter of the children in America are facing hungry. The opioid crisis in rural America is a rural America crisis, as is the climate crisis with droughts, floods wiping out crops in small towns. Farmers and small businesses, small towns, rural communities white, black, Latino are reeling from the pandemic and economic downturn. Tom knows the full range of resources available to this department to get immediate relief to those most in need and address the crises, not one, the crises facing rural America. He knows how to build back better for all of Americans. He helped develop my world plan for America in the campaign, and he now has the dubious distinction of having to carry it out. It's a good plan. That includes making American agriculture the first in the world to achieve net-zero emissions and create new sources of income for farmers in the process by paying farmers to put their land in conservation, plant cover crops that use the soil to capture carbon, and it will ensure that USDA promotes true racial equality and inclusion. He recognizes the history of discrimination and will rooted out wherever it exists. I have known Tom for a long time, and I am confident he will get it done. For secretary of Housing and Urban Development, I am -- I am really pleased to nominate Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, who I might add could do many jobs beyond the one I am asking her to do, but I think the job I'm asking you to do, Congresswoman, is critically important to everything that the vice president and I believe is how we are going to build back better. As a former mayor, she understands how to manage challenges and forged solutions at a local level. For 12 years in Congress, she's represented the great city of Cleveland. You know, though I think her most significant political feat was being elected president of Deltas. [Laughter] I know from this state how powerful the Deltas are. You think I'm kidding. I'm not. She developed an entire career for fighting for working people on issues from affordable housing to urban revitalization. During the Great Recession, her district was hit hard by the housing crisis. She spent the past decade working to improve blighted neighborhoods, create safer, more affordable communities. She also understands where you live impacts on your health, access to education, jobs, and economic opportunity. Zip codes should not determine the outcome on all those issues. She's going to bring that same vision as HUD secretary using every lever at her disposal to help the millions of Americans facing eviction. Trying to pay for their mortgages, find their way through this crisis, and I think you'll see that she's going to lead our charge to make housing more affordable and accessible. She'll work to increase home ownership as it means towards wealth generation, particularly for communities of color -- color -- communities of color. It's not just dealing with the other issues. We have to be able to build wealth in communities of color -- of color. She is also going to help us build back better by working across the ideological spectrum to fulfill the promise of HUD's mission. And here's what its mission is. Is often forgotten. "To create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality, affordable homes for all." Marcia will be the first woman to lead HUD in more than 40 years and just the second black woman ever. I'm honored to have her serve and thank her for being willing to do it in the Biden-Harris administration at this critical moment in our nation's history. And for secretary of Veterans Affairs, I nominate Denis McDonough, former White House chief of staff, deputy of national security advisor, deep experience on Capitol Hill. I've known Denis for a long time. He shares my belief that we have many obligations as a nation. But we have only one truly sacred obligation, to prepare and equip our troops that we send into harm's way and then to care for them and their families when they return. He regularly traveled, as I did, to Iraq and Afghanistan to meet directly with our service members, to see what they were going through, understand the strain and the impact on them and their families. He'd visit them as I did often at Walter Reed to see firsthand the visible and invisible wounds they brought home. He knows the cost of war on veterans and their families from the toll under their physical and mental health through the access to good paying jobs and he's a fierce advocate and a relentless workhorse and I believe and I think everyone who's ever worked with him knows he's a world class manager with an innate understanding for how government can and must work for our veterans. He worked closely with our then-VA secretary Bob McDonald and with the Congress to increase VA funding to ensure veterans could get that benefits they earned and they deserved. And by the way, he knows we have a very, very steep hill to climb in getting more funding, more docs, more psychiatric nurses, more folks out of the private sector into -- into the VA. That includes implementing Veterans Choice, a bill led by my friend Bernie Sanders and my late friend an American hero John McCain and signed into law by President Obama in 2014 to help veterans access quality health care that they need when they need it. And in this role, I've given Denis a clear mission. Fight like hell. Fight like hell for our veterans and their families. And anyone, anyone who's worked with Denis will tell you he will move heaven and earth to fix any problem and get the job done. He will also work closely with our secretary designee -- Secretary of Defense designee Lloyd Austin and the entire cabinet as -- and Jill as first lady to pull every leader -- every lever to help us build back the VA better than ever. And Denis -- it's a family endeavor. His wife Kari leads a nonprofit that helps connect veterans and military families with -- local -- with local communities so they can help each other out and build a stronger country together. We are both -- both our spouses feel incredibly strongly about this and have for some time. All the veterans and military families, nominating at VA secretary is one of the most important decisions I believe a president can't make and Denis will always be there for you. I promise you, always fighting for you as will the vice president and I. For the United States Trade Representative, I nominate Katherine Tai, a trusted trade expert, a dedicated public servant who knows government, and who spent her career leveling the playing field for American workers and their families. That's not hyperbole. That's a fact. She currently serves as the chief lawyer on trade for the powerful House Ways and Means committee. Sharing praise for both lawmakers and -- of both political parties and from both labor and business as well. Now, that's a feat across the board, but all kidding aside, you have. I've gotten more calls complimenting me on your appointment then you can imagine. During the Obama-Biden administration, she was a chief trade enforcer against unfair trade practices by China, which will be a key priority in that Biden-Harris administration. She understands that we need a more strategic -- to be considerably more strategic than we've been in how we trade and that makes us all stronger. How we're made stronger by trade one that leaves nobody behind. She can work closely with my economic and national security and foreign policy teams. Trade will be a critical pillar in our ability to build back better and to carry out our foreign policy. Foreign policy for the middle class. When I've announced my candidacy, I talked about a foreign policy for the middle class and I meant that in a literal sense. She also brings us sophisticated understanding of the threats of climate change to trade as well as addresses the climate crisis with urgency. She also embodies a powerful immigration story of America. Her parents were both born in China. They moved to Taiwan and then came to the United States where Katherine was born. Her parents became government scientists at Walter Reed and NIH an inspiring their daughter to pursue a career in public service. Katherine said she's the first American board member -- born member of a family and the second-generation U.S. government servant. That's a great way of expressing it. If confirmed, she'd be the first Asian American and the first woman of color to serve in this position and our nation, our economy, our workers, our businesses will be fortunate to have her serve in this role. As director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, I spent some time convincing this wonderful public servant, but we -- I'm appointing Susan Rice, former United States ambassador to the United Nations, former national security adviser to President Obama, former cabinet member, team player, policy heavyweight through tough negotiator, trusted and tested public servant who I've known for a long time not only and not only admire, but have become friends with. She'll lead and coordinate my critical domestic policy agenda and she's going to elevate and turbocharge her revitalized Domestic Policy Council to help us build back better on every issue across the board. She'll work closely with my director of National Economic Council Brian Deese. She'll work closely with my national security advisor Jake Sullivan and the National Security Council. Together, they will align domestic policy, economic policy, and national security unlike ever before. This is a big and critical role. That's why I asked Susan to serve. She's been there, she knows what it takes like she did in helping mobilize the entire federal government to end the Ebola crisis and her voice is particularly needed at this critical moment. The granddaughter of immigrants, the descendant of enslaved people, Susan will be an effective and tireless champion for all Americans and she knows I'm really thrilled she was willing to come back and be at my side in the White House. To each of you on this team, you have my gratitude and the gratitude of the vice president and me for answering the call to serve again. To your families, thank you. We know the sacrifice you're making to allow your family member to serve as they are going to, God willing. And to career civil servants at these agencies, we look forward to working with you because we know how many talented people are there. It's time to re-dedicate ourselves to the mission our government agencies were entrusted with. And to the American people, help is on the way. I promise we're not gonna let you down. May God bless you and may God protect our troops. And now I'm gonna turn this over to the team, starting with our next secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack. Tom, thank you. Podium's yours. I guess they're gonna clean it off. Mr. President-Elect, Madam Vice President-Elect, I'm honored by the trust that you've placed in me to return to the vital work of the USDA at a very critical moment for so many families and communities throughout America. And to begin that work by embracing the full benefits of a diverse and inclusive senior leadership team in the department, as I was proud to do in my previous tenure. And to continue the important work of rooting out inequities and systemic racism in the systems we govern and the programs we lead. When Abraham Lincoln established the Department of Agriculture, he called it the people's department. I look forward to making good on that moniker for all people as we build back better. I happen to be celebrating a birthday on Sunday, one of those round numbers that causes you to reflect on your life. Thinking back on the path of my life, where it began in an orphanage in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Iowa, where my incredible wife Christie and I raised our family and the home we've made there, to standing here today being given a chance to serve our country once again, I feel enormously lucky and grateful to live in a country where my -- paths like mine are possible. A country as the president-elect often says is defined by possibilities. But unfortunately and tragically, not all have experienced those possibilities. So I consider it my duty and my responsibility to help expand those possibilities for all Americans at the USDA. And I know first-hand the character of the dedicated public servants who work hard each and every day to fulfill the mission of that department. And I'm especially grateful for the chance to get back to work alongside them. One of our first charges will need to be to contribute all we can as a department to aid in the pandemic response, reviving rural communities and economies, addressing dire food shortages, and getting workers and producers the relief they need to hang on and to come back stronger. When we emerge from this crisis we're going to have an incredible opportunity before us to position American agriculture to lead our nation and the world in combatting climate change and reaping the new good paying jobs and farm income that will come from that leadership. To make landmark investments in communities throughout rural America, especially those mired in poverty for far too long by adopting the 10, 20, 30 rule of Congressman Jim Clyburn that sets aside 10 percent of federal funding to communities where 20 percent of people have been caught beneath the pov -- poverty line for 30 years or more. And to ensure that every child in our country and all those who are in need have access to safe, affordable, and nutritious food. We need to build back a vibrant and resilient rural economy that creates new possibilities for manufacturing workers, for family forest owners, for farmers, ranchers, and producers, that helps to make life better and richer for them and safer for all of us. And under my watch the USDA will be a team player, working with our sister agencies to advance issues of shared interest from rebuilding our infrastructure to fixing a broken immigration system to combatting and fighting the opioid crisis. I look forward to pursuing that work on behalf of the American people and especially those who live, work, and raise their families in rural America. And I will end by expressing my profound gratitude to the president-elect and vice president-elect for this amazing opportunity to serve. Thank you. Mr. President-elect, my good friend Madam Vice President-elect, to my family, my friends, my sorority sisters, and my constituents all, I thank you for the opportunity to join this remarkable team and work on behalf of people in every city and community, to serve all those who are struggling and looking for the fair shot we all deserve. When I think about the enormity of the task ahead of us I am reminded of the Book of Matthew where it is written, "Foxes have holes, birds have nests, but the son of man has no place to lay his head." There is dignity and there is grace within every woman, every man, and every child in this nation including those who live on the outskirts of hope, those who work hard but still struggle to make it work, and those who have no place to lay their head. It is one of the highest responsibilities of our government to see them, to see their dignity, and to lift them up. I remember the feeling I had as a kid of the safety, security, and peace of mind contained in one word: home. I remember the comfort of knowing that no matter what happened I could always go home. But far too many Americans live without that feeling. More and more have had that comfort ripped away. The crisis of a pandemic that has threatened their lives, the crisis of a recession that has swallowed up jobs, hours, wages, and lifelines. The crisis of injustice that has forced communities of color to make it in America with one dream tied behind their back. Each crisis chips away at their hope, at the promise of our nation. But I believe that hope is on the way because I know that president-elect and vice president-elect are building a team that is grounded in dignity. And our task at the Department of Housing and Human Develop -- Urban Development will be to stand up for the dignity of all Americans and deliver the promise of our nation to all those left out in the cold. We will take on the deep set routes of poverty and homelessness. We will fight for housing in every community that is affordable, decent, and safe. We will help more Americans secure the dream of home ownership, to close the gaps of inequity, build wealth, and pass it on to their children. We will pursue creative development projects to shape our landscapes and skylines, restart the engines of cities that have stalled out, and launch new opportunities in hometowns across America. But perhaps most importantly of all, we will help people believe once again that their government cares about them no matter who they are. That we understand their problems as the president-elect often recalls his father's words. I am honored to have this chance to help restore the people's faith, to deliver for them and make them proud, and to build back better alongside this dedicated team. I thank you for the opportunity to serve. Mr. President-elect, Madam Vice President-elect, I am deeply humbled by the trust and confidence you have placed in me and, if confirmed by the Senate, will be honored to serve as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Mr. President-elect, you have pledged to restore the soul of our nation and to unite us as Americans. In this work, there is a mission that can bring every American together, caring for our nation's veterans and their families. As you have said, this is a sacred obligation, and I know that for you and Dr. Biden, it is also very deeply personal. I have been inspired by that -- better runs in my life as well. Today I am thinking of my grandpa McDonough, a Marine, all of the troops I met on my visits to Afghanistan and Iraq, and the wounded warriors I spent time with at Walter Reed or showing around the White House. I am thinking of the many vets I have had the pleasure to serve with in and out of government who have put the character and training that they developed in uniform to work to continue serving our country as civilians. I am also thinking of one of my high school football coaches back in Stillwater, Minnesota. An Iowan, Joe Sam Samuels. He stormed the beaches of Normandy, and in-home hospice at the end of his life, he and his family were grateful for the compassion of the VA. When he passed, his wife gave me his coaching jacket, one of my most prized possessions. Coach Sam's jacket reminds me why we are here. Our men and women in uniform have had our countries back, and when they come home, we need to have their back. As the president-elect has said, his March -- marching order to me is very clear, fight like hell for our veterans. We are going to fight like hell to give our veterans and their families the healthcare, respect, and dignity they deserve. That means helping our veterans build civilian lives of meaning and opportunity, making our VA even more welcoming to all veterans, including our women veterans, veterans of color, and LGBTQ veterans, and keeping faith with our incredible military families and caregivers because we need to have their backs too. To the men and women of the VA, many of you veterans yourselves, you worked tirelessly to take care of our veterans, and your demanding jobs have been made even more difficult by the pandemic. To you and to the many dedicated vets service organizations who include vets, survivors, and their families, I look forward to being your partner, one united team and delivering care and support that is second to none. Finally, taking care of our veterans is not a job for the VA alone. Every federal department and agency has a role to play, and I will fight like hell to make that happen. And even though only 1 percent of Americans wear the uniform under President Biden, every American will be called upon to embrace our responsibility to support our veterans and our military families. Mr. President-elect, Madam Vice President-elect on behalf of my wife Kari and our family, thank you for this opportunity to serve. May God bless our troops, our veterans, and their families, and as a nation, may we always give them our very best just as they have done for us. Thanks very much. Mr. President-elect, Madam Vice President-elect, I am grateful for this opportunity to serve and look forward to working with you, with our partners across the administration, and with the bright and dedicated public servants at USTR to deliver for the American people. When the president-elect approached me about taking on this role to memories from my past spring to mind, the first was from when I initially joined USTR in 2007. I was filling out paperwork and providing information about my family history. My parents were born in mainland China and grew up in Taiwan. In the 1960s, President Kennedy's immigration reforms welcomed them to America as graduate students in the sciences. My dad would become a researcher at Walter Reed, helping the Army advance treatments for afflictions that debilitated American GI's fighting in the Vietnam War. My mom still works at the National Institutes of Health developing treatments for opioid -- opioid addiction. They were naturalized in 1979, five years after I was born in Connecticut, and it wasn't until decades later filling out the paperwork that it occurred to me that I became an American before my parents, the very first American in our family. The second memory that came to mind was from several years later when a colleague and I from USTR went to Geneva to present a case suing China before the WTO. We sat down at the table, she whose parents had emigrated from South India and I whose parents had come from Taiwan, and my heart swelled with pride as we raised our placard and stated that we were there to present the case on behalf of the United States of America. Two daughters of immigrants there to serve, to fight work, and to reflect the nation that had open doors of hope and opportunity to our families. Those memories fill me with gratitude for being an American and for one America is that our best, and they remind me of the extraordinary responsibilities that come with the honor as we navigate our relationships with the world. Trade is like any other tool in our domestic or foreign policy; it is not an end in itself, it is a means to create or hope and opportunity for people, and it only succeeds when the humanity and dignity of every American and of all people lie at the heart of our approach. I am proud to join with leaders who instill their policy with purpose and who never lose sight of the humanity and dignity, the opportunity and hope that make trade a force for good in our nation and the world. I am very proud to be an advocate for American workers to stand up for their ingenuity and their innovation and for America's interest across the globe. I look forward to harnessing the power of our trade relationships to help communities lift themselves out of the current crisis, and I am grateful for this chance to serve, fight for, and reflect America on behalf of all of our people once again. Thank you. Thank you so much, Mr. President-elect, Madam Vice President-elect. I am honored to join this tremendous team. Today we confront a profoundly connected set of crises, a relentless pandemic, a struggling economy, urgent demands for racial equity and justice, a climate in need of healing, a democracy in need of repair, and a world in need of renewed American leadership. In the 21st century, our foreign, economic, and domestic imperatives are deeply intertwined. Tackling these challenges is personal to me. I am a descendent of immigrants and the enslaved, and service is in our blood. My paternal great-grandfather was born a slave in South Carolina and joined the Union Army. He went on to get a college degree, become an AME minister, and he founded the Bordentown School in New Jersey, which for seven decades provided African-Americans with vocational and college-preparatory educations. Two generations later, my father, Emmett Rice, served as a Tuskegee Airman and as a governor of the Federal Reserve. My maternal grandparents came to this country from Jamaica with no education but working for decades as a janitor and a maid. They saved and they scraped to send all five of their children to college and on to professional success. My mother, Lois Rice, was known as the mother of the Pell Grant program, which has enabled 80 million Americans to reach college. And as she liked to say, not bad for a poor colored girl from Portland, Maine. But today, for far it too many, the American dream has become an empty promise, a cruel mockery of lives held back by barriers, new and old. That is not good enough for any American, but we know that throughout our history, Americans have forged opportunity out of crisis. After the civil war, we ended slavery and enshrined the concept of equal protection under the law. During the Great Depression, we established that Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps. After World War II, we enacted that GI bill. In the 1960s, we abolished legal segregation, established full voting rights, and enacted Medicare and Medicaid. Now, at the foot of yet another bridge between crisis and opportunity, I'm honored and excited to take on this role. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' vision for our future is expensive, but achievable. America must finally become a nation where every child from Akron to Arkansas, from the Bronx to Brownsville, from the Sioux nation to South Central Los Angeles can dream without limits and make her dreams come true. I have no illusions about the difficulty of making that vision real, but we are here to get hard stuff done. Our top priorities will be to help end the pandemic and revitalize the economy so that it delivers for all, to bring dignity and humanity to our broken immigration system, to advance racial equity, justice, and civil rights for all, to ensure that health care is accessible and affordable and to educate and train Americans to compete and thrive in the 21st century. I profoundly believe that we all rise or fall together. Absolutely all of us. So Mr. President-elect, Madam Vice President-elect, I promise you, I will do everything I can to help this country I love to build back better, to make our government deliver for all Americans and for working families and to bring the American dream for closer to reality for all. Thank you very much. Good afternoon. Over these past few days and weeks, we have announced members of our administration who will help us meet the unprecedented challenges facing the American people. We have brought together a healthcare team that will help contain this pandemic once and for all, an economic team that will help build an economy that works for working people and all those looking to work and a national security and foreign policy team that will help keep our nation safe and restore and advance our leadership around the world. Today, we are announcing leaders who will help deliver immediate relief to every corner of our great country from rural communities to big cities and every place in between. Leaders who will help care for our veterans and their families and advance opportunity for all Americans at this consequential moment in our country. At a time when one in eight households say they didn't have enough money for food in the past week, we need leaders who understand that no one should go hungry in the United States of America. At a time when one in six renters are behind on rent, we need leaders who will not only help provide relief to all who need it, but help address the affordable housing crisis in America. You know, I was in high school by the time my mother saved up enough money to put down a down payment on a home. And I understand the dignity of home ownership and the importance of making the American dream a reality for everyone. At a time when veterans, including those I've represented in California have been strained by almost two decades of war and economic hardship, we must have leaders who will treat all who have worn our nation's uniform and their families with the dignity and respect they have earned. Leaders who will be focused on doing what is in the best interest of the American people, who will negotiate trade deals that are good for workers and good for our economy, who will address the defining challenges of our time from combatting our climate crisis to advancing racial justice. That is what these remarkable Americans will do. I know them well and some are very dear friends. These leaders have different backgrounds and life's experience. And they bring to their roles different skills, perspectives, and areas of expertise and they all reflect the very best of our nation. They are all dedicated and compassionate public servants and all of them are ready to hit the ground running on day one. So Mr. President-elect, congratulations on these outstanding choices. I look forward to working with each member of the team and the whole team that we are bringing together to meet the urgent challenges facing our nation. And to rebuild our country in a way that lifts up all Americans. Thank you. Thank you all. President-elect Biden, how soon do you plan on taking the coronavirus vaccine? Did Hunter Biden commit a crime? Have you spoken to your son, Mr. President-elect? I'm proud of my son. [Inaudible] under investigation?