Key Hispanic lawmaker endorses Clinton

A major Hispanic lawmaker is backing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMcConnell: Taliban could take over Afghanistan by 'the end of the year' Hillary Clinton: There must be a 'global reckoning' with disinformation Pelosi's archbishop calls for Communion to be withheld from public figures supporting abortion rights MORE in 2016.

Rep. Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraNearly 940,000 sign up for ObamaCare coverage in special enrollment HHS, HUD team up to extend COVID-19 vaccine access in vulnerable communities We urgently need a COVID-level response to the US drug crisis MORE (D-Calif.) announced on Thursday he is supporting Clinton’s Oval Office bid next year.

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“No leader comes better tested in the halls of Congress and in the foreign capitals of today’s international hotspots than Secretary Clinton,” Becerra, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said in a statement.

Becerra argued that he is supporting Clinton’s campaign based on her foreign policy experience and economic policies.

He additionally praised her for promising to reform America’s immigration system should she become commander in chief.

“There is no stronger leader for hard-working Americans who dream to own their own home, send their kids to college and earn a secure retirement,” he said.

“Secretary Clinton has always been a fighter for our country’s most important causes,” Becerra added.

“Let’s send her to the White House so she can move these issues — and many more — for us and with us to the finish line.”

Clinton is currently the heavy favorite for the Democratic nomination next election cycle. No House Democrats have endorsed any of the candidates challenging her for the Democratic nomination.

The most recent RealClearPolitics average of polls finds her leading her party’s coronation hunt by more than 30 points nationwide.