“according to a report prepared by his Democrat colleagues”
If you know anything about this man’s background, you won’t be surprised by this.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Whitehouse’s White Office: Rhode Island Senator Has One of the Least Diverse Dem Staffs
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.), a self-proclaimed champion of racial justice who has come under fire for his membership in an all-white beach club, has one of the whitest offices in the Senate, according to a report prepared by his Democrat colleagues.
Just 22 percent of Whitehouse’s office identifies as a race other than white. Only 2 individuals on Whitehouse’s nearly-30 person staff identify as black. One of the two is Whitehouse’s chief of staff, whom the senator hired in 2021 following a Washington Free Beacon report that Whitehouse had no minorities on his senior staff.
The demographic information comes from the Senate Democratic Diversity Initiative’s sixth-annual staff survey, released just weeks after the Supreme Court’s decision overturning affirmative action in college admissions. The initiative, started in 2007 by then-Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.), is meant to “develop a Senate staff who reflect the diversity of our Nation and are demographically representative of the constituents they serve.”
Whitehouse has for years faced scrutiny for his membership at an exclusive all-white beach club in Newport, Rhode Island. The senator, who claims to have “worked relentlessly toward bringing greater equality of opportunity and outcome to all Americans,” pledged to terminate his membership at Bailey’s Beach Club in 2006. But Whitehouse merely transferred the membership to his wife, Sandra Thornton.
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