- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The nation’s only Latina governor is avoiding attacking President-elect Donald Trump over not appointing a Hispanic cabinet member.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, who clashed with Trump during the election, said Tuesday the new president has the right to pick “the best and the brightest” for his team - even if that means there won’t be a Latino in his cabinet.

None of Trump’s cabinet picks is Latino. The Trump administration could be the first one in three decades not to have a Hispanic cabinet secretary.

Martinez had been part an initiative with the Republican Party to recruit more Hispanics and women to run for office. She openly clashed with Trump for his comments about Mexican immigrants.

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