It has just been announced that former National Security Advisor Susan Rice will be leaving her post on the board of Netflix next month to take a position in the potential administration of Joe Biden.
Netflix chairman and co-CEO Reed Hastings confirmed Rice’s departure in a brief statement, thanking her for her “service.”
“We are grateful to Susan Rice for her many contributions on our board and congratulate her on her return to public service,” Hastings said, according to Deadline.
On Thursday, Biden named Rice as the head of the Domestic Policy Council, meaning she would have a major role in carrying out his leftwing agenda. She had been with Netflix since 2018, and her final official day with the streaming service will be January 20.
Biden’s campaign said in a statement that he chose Rice for this role because she “knows government inside and out” and will “turbocharge the effort to build back better,” according to Yahoo News.
“Rice is among our nation’s most senior and experienced government leaders with the skills to harness the power of the federal government to serve the American people,” Biden said. “As a former member of the Cabinet, she also understands the challenges and opportunities of running an agency and has extensive experience working with other key members of the Biden-Harris White House team.”
Biden also nominated Denis McDonough, the former White House chief of staff for Barack Obama, as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. This was a somewhat controversial decision given the fact that McDonough never served in the armed forces himself, according to the Associated Press.
This is yet more evidence that Biden is filling his potential administration with major figures in the Obama administration. On Friday, he also nominated Tom Vilsack as agriculture secretary. Vilsack had this same role for eight years when Obama was in office.
“The roles they will take on are where the rubber meets the road — where competent and crisis-tested governance can make a meaningful difference in people’s lives, enhancing the dignity, equity, security, and prosperity of the day-to-day lives of Americans,” Biden said in a statement, referring to the nominations.