The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced its support for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMore than half of eligible Latinos voted in 2020, setting record Fox News signs Trey Gowdy, Dan Bongino for new shows The Memo: GOP attacks bounce off Biden MORE on Wednesday in its first-ever presidential endorsement.


Javier Palomarez, the group’s president and CEO, revealed the endorsement in an interview with NBC New Latino in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention — the site where Clinton's Republican opponent was just formally nominated.

"We are at the Republican convention to announce that we proudly endorse Hillary Clinton for president of the United States," he said. "We believe she's the best person for the job. She's got experience. She's got the temperament and track record."

Palomarez said the group decided against remaining neutral this year because "these are extraordinary times."

"We believe they call for extraordinary measures," he said. "We believed Hillary Clinton was the right person for this job."

During the primary season, Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzYang: Those who thought tweet in support of Israel was 'overly simplistic' are correct CNN asks Carol Baskin to comment on loose Texas tiger Republicans have dumped Reagan for Trump MORE (R-Texas), Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care: CDC approves Pfizer vaccine for adolescents aged 12-15 | House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill | Panel blasts COVID-19 response Briahna Joy Gray: Warren not endorsing Sanders in 2020 was 'really frustrating' House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill MORE (I-Vt.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) all participated in candidate forums with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' More than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill McConnell says he's 'great admirer' of Liz Cheney but mum on her removal MORE had committed to doing one before backing out.

The group endorsed Clinton and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) in the primaries.