By Ann Brown
Although President Joe Biden has chosen Jaime Harrison (who lost his bid to defeat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in November) to lead the Democratic National Committee, Biden won’t allow Harrison to select his own staff.
Harrison, 44, is a former chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party. As head of the DNC, it will be Harrison’s job to prepare the Democrats for a challenging 2022 midterm election year.
The president’s team had already hired Harrison’s top staffers when his appointment was announced, according to a Democratic official familiar with the conversations.
Some former DNC officials expressed surprise that Harrison, who had been boosted by House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn — considered an establishment Democrat — would not be able to hire his own people.
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