At a Tuesday press conference, White House spokesman Jay Carney reiterated that the president does put a high priority on diversity.
“[Obama] believes that by looking broadly for candidates for offices that he ups the chances that he’ll find the very best person for the job,” Carney said. “And I think that the diversity of his administration — both at the Cabinet level and here at the White House and elsewhere — reflects a process that was designed to allow him to find the very best candidates. And he thinks that diversity enhances the process itself — the policy process — because it sort of increases the likelihood of a broader discussion, potentially.”
Despite Carney’s statement, NOW emphasized it would like to see more women in the administration.
“Women have made great strides in government, but we need a critical mass to really make a difference. Now is not the time to go back,” NOW concluded its email to supporters.