Harmeet Dhillon, a California GOP leader, is under consideration to run the civil rights branch of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Due to the Trump administration’s positions on voting rights issues as well as department leader U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions’ past controversial statements regarding race, the post will be heavily scrutinized.
Dhillon declined comment, but a source said she was interviewed for the job last week in Washington, D.C.
A San Francisco attorney who is California’s Republican National Committeewoman, Dhillon has been the public face of the state GOP in recent years. The largest stage was at the Republican National Convention last summer, when the Indian-born American citizen delivered an invocation by singing a Sikh prayer in Punjabi.
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