Rep. Bennie Thompson chides Obama for lack of diversity in top posts

Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi called out the Obama administration Wednesday for what he said is a lack of diversity in high-level posts, including the Cabinet.

Thompson, who is black, chided President Obama for not nominating more African-Americans to top administration jobs.

“Four months into his second term, we look to the president’s Cabinet appointments only to find that he has once again overlooked his most loyal constituency,” Thompson said.

He made his comments while delivering the Congressional Black Caucus’ weekly radio address on the American Urban Radio Network, which is African-American owned and has listeners across the country.

USA Today
4/10/13