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Senator Tammy Duckworth says she will vote no on the Biden nominees until the White House opens up Asian candidates

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) Is frustrated with the lack of Asian-American and Pacific Islander representatives in the Biden administration, and on Tuesday said it would cost her vote over “all non-diversity nominees.” Until they reverse course and choose Asian Americans and Pacific islanders for key leadership roles. President Biden has tried to create a diverse cabinet, but Duckworth has criticized its composition, finding that none of the 15 secretaries are of Asian or Pacific descent. Vice President Kamala Harris and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai are both Asian-American and have cabinet level positions, but they are not considered cabinet secretaries, Axios notes. Duckworth, who is of Asian descent, said the lack of representation was “unacceptable” and she would withhold her vote for Biden’s judiciary and sub-cabinet candidates for the time being, but “hopefully they find out”. However, Duckworth said she will support candidates supported by the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), also of Asian descent, said she was considering following Duckworth’s lead. Read more at Axios. More Stories From There Is No Immigration Crisis House Democrats Dangerous Flirting With Refusal A Dive Into Social Security Benefits