‘Token Hispanic’: Diaz says he wouldn’t give racial cover to the State Senate coalition anyway
Talking to Hunter Walker about the breakaway five-member Democratic bloc she's a part of, State Senator Diane Savino said, "Anybody is welcome to join. Anybody except for maybe Ruben Diaz ... I’m not sure if I like him.”
For what it's worth, Diaz doesn't sound like he's too interested either.
Referring to a report that the coalition of Republicans and dissident Democrats set to run the Senate was looking at the possibilty of giving committee leadership positions to black or Latino Democrats, Diaz told me, "I don't want to be used in this power struggle, to be the token Puerto Rican or the token Hispanic."