According to “The Hill,” on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce officially endorsed Hillary Clinton at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. This announcement is historic for the organization since it is their first endorsement of a presidential candidate. Javier Palomarez is the president and CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Palomarez was in an interview with NBC News Latino after Donald Trump was officially nominated as the Republican presidential candidate. Palomarez stated he wanted to make this announcement at the Republican National Convention because he wanted to tell the world they believed Clinton was the best choice for the job. He went on to support his claim, discussing her experience as a leader and a diplomat.
Palomarez also argued Clinton’s Republican competition does not have the appropriate temperament to be in charge of one of the most powerful countries and militaries in the world. He claimed the organization decided they did not want to remain neutral in their political stance this year because of the extreme circumstances surrounding the Republican presidential candidate. No one can forget, how Trump referred to Mexicans as rapists and murders.
Written by Kristina Lasher
Edited by Jeanette Smith
THE HILL: Hispanic business group endorses Clinton
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