William Burns, shown here during a 2019 event, is President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the CIA.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 23: Honoree Bill Burns speaks onstage during the National Committee On American Foreign Policy Gala Awards Dinner at Metropolitan Club on October 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for National Committee on American Foreign Policy )