Progressives Beg Joe Biden Not to Choose Eric Schmidt for Tech Task Force

Progressives Beg Joe Biden Not to Choose Eric Schmidt for Tech Task Force


A dozen progressive groups wrote a letter to Joe Biden’s team begging them not to select former Google boss and Clinton lackey Eric Schmidt for a prominent tech task force role. According to the letter, “The appointment of Schmidt risks fracturing a Democratic coalition that your campaign and so many others worked so hard to build over the past several months.”

A recent report from Recode titled “Inside the behind-the-scenes fight to convince Joe Biden about Silicon Valley,” outlines the internal struggle between pro and anti-Silicon Valley groups to influence Joe Biden. One key figure that has caused issues internally is Eric Schmidt, the former Google CEO and chairman who is reportedly being eyed for a role on Biden’s tech task force.

Breitbart News recently reported that Joe Biden was considering Schmidt for a role in his administration. Breitbart Tech senior reporter Allum Bokhari wrote:

Even though the election result is still

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