Key lines from the unveiling of Biden’s top national security and foreign policy team

By Kate Sullivan and Arlette Saenz, CNN
Updated 3:11 PM ET, Tue November 24, 2020

Washington (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday introduced top members of his national security and foreign policy team.
Biden’s nominees and appointees spoke for the first time since being announced on Monday by the transition team, and many offered implicit rebukes of President Donald Trump and his isolationist and “America First” worldview.
“The team meets this moment, this team behind me,” Biden said in Wilmington, Delaware. “They embody my core beliefs that America is strongest when it works with its allies.”

“It’s a team that will keep our country and our people safe and secure,” Biden said. “And it’s a team that reflects the fact that America is back, ready to lead the world, not retreat from it. Once again, sit at the head of the table.”

Here’s are key lines from the event:

Antony Blinken, Secretary of State

Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security

Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US ambassador to the United Nations

Jake Sullivan, national security adviser

John Kerry, special presidential envoy for climate

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