Interesting concept put forth by Harry Reid’s hand picked replacement:
Cortez Masto, who is the first Latina U.S. senator, has made it clear that she thinks that the Senate’s “lack of diversity” is a major issue, one that she hopes to remedy during her time in the chamber.
As she suggested during an interview with Politico’s “Women Rule” podcast this week, she believes that diversity should be more than a mere goal to strive towards, but something more official:
“We should be mandating diversity in our committees, mandating diversity in our hiring practices, mandating diversity throughout the United States Senate.”
While it remains unclear exactly how Cortez Masto hopes to accomplish this, it seems that she’s eager to get her own party involved. As Politico writes:
Eventually, Cortez Masto sees that turning into more minority voices in the Democratic Party: “Those individuals can go on to run for statewide office or a federal office at some point in time.”
In fact, when asked what she hopes to have accomplished when her time in the Senate has come to an end, Cortez Masto said:
“I want to see more diversity at all levels. I think those are important areas for us to focus on that diversity because it’s also succession planning. Those individuals can go on to run for statewide office or a federal office at some point in time.”
But the reality comes when we look at the nation and realize that diversity is a natural phenomenon that happens as we open doors and allow people to follow their own choices. Opportunity, not mandates, should regulate our options.
Instead of closing people out, regulating actions that government has no business regulating, and segregating society, OPEN the doors. The new BLM has done more to harm the presence of minorities in government and business over the past 8 years than any single event in history. Desegregation was working, prior to the demands of the BLM to segregate themselves from white people.