Congressional Black Caucus to Obama: Where are the black nominees?
March 11, 2013 · Print This Article
The Congressional Black Caucus wants President Obama to nominate more African Americans to serve in his second-term cabinet.
Caucus chair Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio) fired off a letter to Obama Monday after reports that the president is considering Thomas Perez for Labor and Penny Pritzker for Commerce. So far, the president has nominated nine new Cabinet and cabinet-level members, including three women and one Latino.
“I am concerned that you have moved forward with new cabinet appointments and yet, to date, none of them have been African American. You have publicly expressed your commitment to retaining diversity within your cabinet. However, the people you have chosen to appoint in this new term have hardly been reflective of this country’s diversity,” Fudge wrote. (POLITICO)