President-elect Joe Biden said he would be open to nominating a Republican that voted for President Donald Trump in the election to his cabinet in an interview Tuesday with NBC's Lester Holt.
HOLT: Have you considered for the sake of national unity, selecting or nominating a Republican, someone who voted for President Trump?
BIDEN: Yes. And we still have a lot more appointments to make. I want this country to be united. The purpose of our administration is, once again, uniting. You can't keep this very political dialogue going. It has to end.
HOLT: Should we expect an announcement?
HOLT: Not ever or not soon?
BIDEN: No, not soon.
HOLT: What about former rivals from your own party, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, have you talked to them about cabinet positions?
BIDEN: Well, what I've-- I've-- I've talked to-- look, as I said-- we already have significant representation among progressives in our administration. But there's nothing really off the table. One this is really critical, taking someone out of the Senate, taking someone out of the House-- particularly a person of consequence is a really difficult decision that would have to be made. I have a very ambitious, very progressive agenda. And it's gonna take really strong leaders in the House and Senate to get it done.