Hilda Solis, former U.S. labor secretary, took the stage at a meeting of the Hispanic caucus in Philadelphia this week and immediately launched into Spanish.
Solis, who is the first Latina to have served in a Cabinet position, issued a ringing endorsement of the vice presidential candidate on the Democratic ticket.
"We are here to support Tim Kaine, our next vice president," she said. "Que habla muy bien Español. Mejor que yo!" (Who speaks good Spanish, she said, better than I do.)