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Biden cabinet nominee Gina Raimondo confirmed as Secy. of Commerce

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2021 file photo, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Commerce, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington. The Senate has voted to confirm Raimondo as President Biden's commerce secretary. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2021 file photo, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Commerce, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington.  The Senate has voted to confirm Raimondo as President Biden's commerce secretary. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2021 file photo, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Commerce, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington. The Senate has voted to confirm Raimondo as President Biden’s commerce secretary. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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UPDATED 7:58 AM PT – Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of the Department of Commerce has raised national security concerns amongst conservatives.

On Tuesday, the Senate voted 84-15 to confirm Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) as Secretary of Commerce. This means she will manage an entity list of companies threatening national security.

While speaking on the floor Tuesday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) said “she refuses to commit” to keeping President Trump’s restrictions against Chinese companies spying on Americans.

“In fact, she wouldn’t even commit to keeping Huawei on the entities lists, which is unabashedly an espionage agency of the Chinese Communist Party,” Cruz stated.

Regardless, Raimondo resigned as Rhode Island’s governor on Tuesday after being confirmed to the cabinet position.

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