Obama Asks Vilsack To Stay On As Secretary Of Agriculture
by Ben Hall, Investigative Reporter
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said he would remain a member of President Barack Obama's cabinet for his second term.
Secretary Vilsack was in Nashville to attend the annual Farm Bureau Convention at the Opryland Hotel.
NewsChannel 5 Investigates questioned Secretary Vilsack about concerns some have raised about a lack of diversity on the president's cabinet so far.
"The reality is sometimes a white guy may bring some diversity. For example, in my case I happen to be an orphan. I'm not sure there are other orphans in the Cabinet, so I think you have to look at diversity in a broad spectrum," Secretary Vilsack said.
Vilsack said people should wait to see the president's entire cabinet before making a judgment about its diversity.
Prior to becoming Secretary of Agriculture, Vilsack served two terms as the governor of Iowa.