Take tapping Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development: She’s got little experience in housing issues, except as mayor of a small city. In the House, she’s focused on her service on the Agriculture Committee. And just a month ago, she told Politico, “We’re going to have to stop looking at only certain agencies as those that people like me fit in . . . it’s always ‘we want to put the black person in Labor or HUD.’ ” Yet she’s black, at HUD.
Pete Buttigieg for Transportation? His main experience is as mayor of South Bend, Ind., whose transit system consists of 66 buses.
And why California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for Health and Human Services? He’s not a medical professional, though he’s filed more than 100 lawsuits against the Trump administration over the Affordable Care Act — battling, for example, to force Catholic institutions to offer abortion coverage.