Lack of diversity among Obama's cabinet picks?
Latest nominations raise questions
- Duration 4:43
- Date Jan 10, 2013
Latest nominations raise questions
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Sorry shakeup in the president's cabinet raising new questions about diversity and so far all of the nominees mr.
Obama's second term.
Had been -- this is labor secretary held us at -- just announced she's going to resign it isn't clear yet who will be her replacement.
Take a look at the picture on the front page of the New York Times yesterday that really started this conversation is shows the president meeting with eleven of his advisors.
Ten and then our men and there's only one woman in the Oval -- senior advisor Barry -- -- its year ago.
And this particular shot the White House quickly doing some damage control of their own after this criticism that.
The White House is boys' club.
Releasing this picture as its photo the day he says mr.
Obama meeting with eight senior advisors in the Oval Office this time three of them visibly.
Women all right now they're for women in the president's cabinet half of them are leaving him a question about who's going to replace that Angela McGlowan is a Fox News political analysts and she's joining us now let's talk more about this.
And -- first step political question for you if you look at some reaction in the press.
I did this -- markets that writes in the Washington Post all those white guys what a shame.
Not an outrage but a shame it's mad -- goes to Washington a few weeks ago.
We -- having this conversation.
At some -- -- this criticism on the Republican Party specifically Mitt Romney as mad men.
-- -- Isn't the same political problem potentially for the president as it might be for the Republicans.
No this is not a political problem for the president unless the liberal side of the party.
Brings it to -- attention of all diverse groups.
I want -- -- wears the black caucus on this.
Where's the women's caucus Sunday as well as a Latino caucus -- -- if you're never again -- But the problems with Susan Rice when there was a lot of controversy when it was rumored that she would be.
The next secretary of state he had a bunch of women groups that came out.
-- yeah it's Republicans saying that they didn't want her to be secretary of state -- she was a black and -- wanna win these groups now.
If you noticed the president's nominees.
All man bites me.
Not just -- white -- diversity is just not engender this.
And races well.
What do you think though about the stories like index and the pressure they can put on administration and any party.
To select certain individuals for certain reasons and not necessarily because -- qualifications what kind of risk is that the American public.
It is a risk for the American public and look as a conservative I believe that people should be chosen.
On ability not -- not on race not on sexual orientation.
-- political stance but let's take.
Labor secretary held a -- Isn't the president wants a diverse Latino you have hobby ever Sarah.
Who's in the Democrat leadership.
You haven't released with parents who is a fighter for a Latino issues in congress so I think if the president is truly a diversity president.
He should look far beyond his friends in the White House say -- hit some good old boys club then why.
-- you are saying that there there is there's options out there that are fully qualified.
That fit a profile as the president wants to -- that profile you know and I want to ask you -- this side of it that the president came his office is an Asian and changed.
And when you look at the list of people that are being.
Recycles in -- cat is whether it's Lou or Kerry or legal Donna -- the top national security advisor right.
-- what is the question really about again his profile.
Or is it a question that about.
Having -- new -- and really to bring any sort of change to Washington DC.
When you have a diversity strategy diversity of voices can only trade a better America -- -- -- with policy.
Wedded to senate company so if you only want to deal with the people that you fill comparable with -- -- troops -- -- any -- and my question is.
Where those diverse routes now with the present -- not promoting more women with the president not promoting more lacking and else where are they on this issue.
Yet it's a double standard if this was a Republican administration.
We would hear a lot about this your feminist groups would be out there.
Raising hot water but right now unless the black caucus comes out and left the women's caucus come out where -- is -- Debbie endeavor Washington shields.
Where is the -- of the Valero.
I'll Wear it is congresswoman putts chairwoman of the black caucus I -- I don't think Kobe did you see we hear their reaction and we look at congress though we do have at historic congress where the American people.
Elected a record amount of women in both -- in the house and the senate says interesting to see those choices by the American public and -- continued to see who the president cheeses.
In the weeks to count.
-- -- great to have you with us today thank you so much.
Thank you for having me.