First cabinet in decades with no Hispanic
And why should we be surprised?
Donald Trump’s Cabinet is poised to become the first since 1988 without any Hispanic officials — a huge disappointment for members of the nation’s second-largest ethnic group — as reports indicate he’ll tap former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue for agriculture secretary.
Two Hispanic Texans were under consideration for the post: former U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla, a San Antonio Republican, and Elsa Murano, a former Texas A&M president and former undersecretary for food safety.
“We’re extremely worried. This is anti-democratic,” Hector Sanchez, chairman of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, an umbrella group of 40 advocacy organizations, asserting that Trump is undoing decades of progress toward more inclusion.