Secretary of Agriculture and former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack won't say if he backs marriage equality nationwide, Politico reports:
"I don't know what that's got to do with the Secretary of Agriculture," Vilsack told POLITICO. The USDA chief said the question of gay marriage was a distraction to the issues that farmers, ranchers and rural Americans faced.
"I will be happy to answer that question someday," he said. "That day is not today."
Vilsack does think that it was right for the judges he appointed to approve it in Iowa:
"I appointed the judges — most of the judges — that made that decision. I think it was a good decision."
But perhaps Vilsack just doesn't want to get a step ahead of his boss.