A new endorsement for Clinton

January 11, 2016

A day after the White House announced that Barack Obama would not publicly endorse any of the Democrats running for president, another member of his cabinet has come out in support of frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a Democratic fundraising dinner in Las Vegas, Nevada January 6, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Anthony Foxx, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, became the fourth member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet to endorse the former secretary of state, joining Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro and Labor Secretary Tom Perez.

At an organizing event in Waterloo, Iowa, Foxx stood flanked by a smiling Clinton as he praised her for the same courage and determination he saw reflected in the lives of his own family members.

“And it’s because I know those things that I stand here today to endorse Hillary Clinton for the United States presidency,” Foxx said to a burst of cheers and applause from the crowd.

“She’s a doer. She thinks, she analyzes, and she decides,”  Foxx said. “And once she decides she gets results.”

 

 

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