In case you missed it, Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States.
News of his victory was met with manifold reactions. The current president and his most fervent supporters have refused to accept the results of the election, while Biden supporters are elated, taking to the streets in celebrations of joy.
But between these two extreme reactions lies another: a deep well of skepticism and concern about a Biden presidency.
Biden has been a solidly moderate Democrat for most of his career, and the tension between progressives and moderates has been a big talking point throughout this election. Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, speaking for many Republicans who voted for Biden, argued on CNN that Democrats should be appealing to the center-right, while U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and her progressive peers think the national party should focus more on progressivism.
In the coming weeks, the American public will be looking at the people Biden chooses for his Cabinet to gauge which side of this split he favors. Although several advisers close to the transition told The New York Times that Biden is not likely to announce his Cabinet picks until Thanksgiving, Biden has begun appointing people to his transition team.