Moore’s comments came after CBC Chairwoman Rep. Marcia FudgeMarcia Louise FudgeOvernight Tech: States sue FCC over net neutrality repeal | Senate Dems reach 50 votes on measure to override repeal | Dems press Apple on phone slowdowns, kids' health | New Android malware found Dem lawmakers push Apple on public health risks, iPhone slowdowns The nearly 60 Dems who voted for impeachment MORE (D-Ohio) in a letter said earlier this week that she was concerned that Obama had yet to appoint any African Americans to his second-term Cabinet.

Moore on C-SPAN’s "Washington Journal," defended the CBC chairwoman for raising those concerns, and said she expected Obama to thoroughly vet potential African Americans for top spots in his administration and select those best suited.

"Well I can tell you that as the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Marcia Fudge has a right to weigh in with her thoughts," Moore said. "There are many qualified African Americans out there and I think the White House would be well advised to vet some of them.

"As a person who's been an employer of a handful of people throughout the duration of my career, it's always important to me to have a diverse staff,” she continued. “Diversity does give you greater policy options, different opinion. But the bottom line is that you do want the most qualified, experienced people to be in your shop and so I would err on the side of allowing the president to go through that process and make sure that he has people who are in the best position to serve him."

Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderFlake's anti-Trump speech will make a lot of noise, but not much sense Former Fox News correspondent James Rosen left amid harassment allegations: report Issa retiring from Congress MORE, who joined the Cabinet in the first term, remains Obama’s only black Cabinet-level appointment.

The CBC letter is not the first time attention has been called to the level of diversity in Obama's cabinet. 

Earlier this year, the White House faced scrutiny over the number of women in the Cabinet after the departures of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Mellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) MORE as secretary of State, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, and Hilda Solis as secretary of Labor.  Obama’s senior most Cabinet nominations include Secretary of Defense Chuck HagelCharles (Chuck) Timothy HagelHagel: Trump is 'an embarrassment' Tax cut complete, hawks push for military increase Pentagon documents hundreds of serious misconduct cases against top brass MORE, Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryFeehery: Oprah Dem presidential bid unlikely Dem hopefuls flock to Iowa Change in Iran will only come from its people — not the United States MORE and Treasury Secretary Jack LewJacob (Jack) Joseph LewOvernight Finance: Hatch announces retirement from Senate | What you can expect from new tax code | Five ways finance laws could change in 2018 | Peter Thiel bets big on bitcoin Ex-Obama Treasury secretary: Tax cuts 'leaving us broke' Senator demands answers from DOJ on Russia bribery probe MORE, all white men.

The president responded to the controversy earlier this year and promised that he would tap more minorities for key positions.