The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced its support for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGraham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Hillicon Valley: China implicated in Microsoft breach | White House adds Big Tech critic | QAnon unfazed after false prediction Jill Biden redefines role of first lady 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 Cruz Cruz puts hold on Biden's CIA nominee It will be Vice (or) President Harris against Gov. DeSantis in 2024 — bet on it Senate rejects Cruz effort to block stimulus checks for undocumented immigrants MORE (R-Texas), Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersLawmakers, activists remember civil rights icons to mark 'Bloody Sunday' Progressives' majority delusions politically costly Sinema pushes back on criticism of her vote against minimum wage 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 TrumpUS, South Korea reach agreement on cost-sharing for troops Graham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE had committed to doing one before backing out.

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