An Asian-American Democratic Senator is now saying she’s a no vote to all Biden nominees who are white:
ROLL CALL – Sen. Tammy Duckworth is pressuring President Joe Biden to step up Asian American and Pacific Islander representation in top positions of the administration, saying Tuesday that she will not vote for any future nominees who are white and straight until the situation is addressed to her satisfaction.
“I am a no vote on the floor, on all non-diversity nominees. You know, I will vote for racial minorities and I will vote for LGBTQ, but anybody else I’m not voting for,” she told reporters.
“I am not going to be voting for any nominee from the White House, other than diversity nominees, probably a no on everyone until they figure this out,” said Duckworth, one of only two Asian Americans in the Senate.
She’s mad at the White House because they told her she’s got Kamala…
Duckworth said the White House has pointed to Vice President Kamala Harris, whose mother was an Indian immigrant and father is Black, as an example of high-ranking and extremely visible Asian American representation.
“To be told that, ‘Well, you have Kamala Harris, we’re very proud of her, you don’t need anybody else’ is insulting,” said Duckworth.
She said her frustration with the situation and White House response escalated during Monday night’s virtual retreat of the Senate Democratic caucus.
“Multiple times I’ve heard that. And that is not something you would say to the Black caucus: ‘Well, you have Kamala, we’re not going to put any more African Americans in the Cabinet because you have Kamala.’ Why would you say it to AAPI?” she said.
So much for Martin Luther King Jr.’s call for people to be judged by the content of their character.
I get she wants more diverse nominees from the Biden White House – identity politics is what Democrats do. But to say she’s not voting for anyone who isn’t a racial minority or an LGBTQer really sounds like she’s saying STOP NOMINATING WHITE PEOPLE! How racist of her.
Seriously, flip the roles and have a Republican saying the opposite of what Duckworth is saying and watch what happens. Mayhem.