Meanwhile, some prominent Democrats have been turning up the heat on Obama and criticizing his recent appointments.

“It’s embarrassing as hell,” said New York Democrat Charles Rangel, one of the most senior black members of Congress.

But Jealous said it’s still too early to beat up on Obama.

“At the end of the day — this president has been committed to diversity. He showed that in his first term and we owe it to him to let him finish making his appointments before we pass judgment,” Jealous said. “We want to see a Cabinet that represents the country.”

The president was forced to defend his record on diversity last week and said his critics should not rush to judgment.

“I’m very proud that in the first four years, we had as diverse, if not a more diverse, White House and a Cabinet than any in history,” Obama said. “I intended to continue that, because it turns out when you look for the very best people, given the incredible diversity of this country, you’re going to end up with a diverse staff.”

Meanwhile, POLITICO listed Harris as one of its 13 top people to watch in politics in 2013. “…Many Democrats sense her catapulting up the ranks in the party — and soon,” according to POLITICO.

Harris has a bright political future. We’ll see if she catapults all the way to the Supreme Court.

(Photo: AP)

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