What Xavier Becerra’s California Record Reveals About Biden’s Top Health Pick

If you know one thing about California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s career, it’s that he spent a lot of it suing then-President Donald Trump. For those keeping score, Becerra took the Trump administration to court a whopping 110 times, making him a speartip of the anti-Trump resistance.

The national spotlight on him grew even hotter on Wednesday, as the U.S. Senate began hearings on whether to confirm his nomination by President Joe Biden to head the sprawling Health and Human Services Department. It’s an important job, even when the nation isn’t struggling to overcome a dual pandemic and recession.