Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said on Tuesday he hasn't decided yet who he will nominate as attorney general should he win the presidency.
The former vice president made the announcement during an event in Wilmington, Delaware, saying there’s no "obvious choice" in his mind who to pick from the attorney general contenders to lead the Department of Justice (DOJ).
A federal investigation into the finances of his son, Hunter Biden, is expected to be raised during Senate confirmation hearings for Biden’s yet-to-be-named nominee to head up the DOJ.
Biden told reporters Tuesday that the attorney general "is not the president’s lawyer," and that he will appoint someone who will "enforce the law as the law is written," and will not be guided by him.
"We’re looking for a team that will instill the greatest confidence in the professionals at DOJ to know once again that there is no politics. There’s no politics," he added.
He added that he expects to make another cabinet announcement Wednesday and another between Christmas and January.
The former vice president has declared victory in the Nov. 3 election and has been naming people he plans to nominate to his prospective cabinet. President Donald Trump is contesting the election results. The Epoch Times won't declare a winner of the election until all legal challenges are resolved.
Biden has already filled the top spots for his cabinet, including his nominees to lead the departments of Health and Human Services, State, and Treasury, with the nomination of the attorney general being his most significant personnel decision still to be announced.
Those rumored to be front-runners for the job are Judge Merrick Garland, who has served at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 1997, and Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.), an attorney and politician from Alabama.
In a statement, Biden said that Cardona is "an experienced and dedicated public school teacher" who will support students and teachers and ensure that every school is "on track to reopen safely."
"He will help us address systemic inequities, tackle the mental health crisis in our education system, give educators a well-deserved raise, ease the burden of education debt, and secure high-quality, universal pre-K for every three- and four-year-old in the country," Biden said.