Florida Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez will co-chair a national group of Latino supporters of President Donald Trump as he runs for re-election in 2020.
Vice President Mike Pence announced the launch of the group, Latinos for Trump, during an appearance Tuesday in Miami.
Nuñez will co-chair the group with Margarita Paláu-Hernández of California.
“As Latinos, we have all heard the promises of Democrats over the generations and we are tired of just lip service,” Nuñez said in a statement issued by the Trump campaign.
“President Trump has done more than just talk — he has put in place policies that have directly benefited millions of Latinos and we want to see him re-elected.”
Later Tuesday, Nuñez said “the past three years under President Trump speaks volumes to the great work he’s done for the Latino community.
“If you look at the data, record low unemployment for Latinos, record high median income, and homeownership — everything points to promises made, promises kept.”
Nuñez appointment was applauded by Republican Party of Florida chairman and state Sen. Joe Gruters, the co-chairman of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign in Florida.
“President Trump has proven his commitment to the Latino community and he has the results to prove it. Record unemployment and a foreign policy that protects the democratic values in Venezuela and Cuba are a result of this unwavering commitment. Congratulations to Lieutenant Governor Nunez for being tapped as co-chair of the coalition. She was a perfect choice to help lead this very important effort,” he said.
The announcement came a day before the first of two Democratic presidential debates that will be held in Miami.