CBC Chair Criticizes President’s Lack of Cabinet Diversity

Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge D-Ohio said President Barack Obama’s choices for his second-term the lack diversity among the new appointees.In a letter sent to Obama earlier this month, Fudge accused the President of betraying the African-American community that supports him. Of the President’s new appointments, including new secretaries of state and defense, none are black.“The people you have chosen to appoint in this new term have hardly been reflective of this country’s diversity,” Fudge wrote in the letter. “Their ire is compounded by the overwhelming support you’ve received from the African-American community.”There are still several available positions in Obama’s Cabinet, with the departments of Labor, Commerce and Transportation still in need of leadership. The Associated Press reported that Obama will likely name Tom Perez, a Latino civil rights official, to succeed former Labor Department head Hilda Solis. Obama will also need to choose a replacement for departing U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk, who is black.

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