- Raul A. Reyes: Latinos have served with distinction in past Cabinets and conservative voices are available to serve
- Trump's choice to install a Cabinet with no representation from America's largest minority must be deliberate, he writes
Raul A. Reyes, an attorney and member of the USA Today board of contributors, writes frequently for CNN Opinion. The views expressed here are his.
(CNN)You're hired. That's what President-elect Donald Trump has been telling the select group of individuals whom he has chosen for his Cabinet. On Thursday he named Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Montana, to lead the Department of the Interior. "America is the most beautiful country in the world and he is going to help keep it that way with smart management of our federal lands," Trump said in a statement. Now, with only the slots for secretary of agriculture and veteran's affairs still open, it seems highly unlikely that any Latinos will have a spot in Trump's Cabinet.