October 09, 2018

Menendez on Ambassador Haley’s Resignation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Ranking Member for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Ambassador Nikki Haley resigned to her post as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations:

“Today’s announcement that Ambassador Haley is resigning is yet another sign of the Trump Administration’s chaotic foreign policy and setback from promoting American values and priorities. I am deeply concerned about the leadership vacuum she leaves and the national security impact of her departure at this time of continued disarray for this Administration.

“I want to thank Ambassador Haley for her willingness to express moral clarity to the world and to President Trump,  and promote American values and leadership on the global stage, even when she lacked the backing of the White House or State Department.  

“This administration’s continued inability to adequately or appropriately fill key national security positions puts our nation at risk.  The President and Secretary of State must immediately name a new ambassador to the United Nations for the Senate’s consideration, and commit to a pragmatic path forward that embraces America’s history of shaping the international institutions that have elevated America’s role in promoting peace, human rights, and security around the world. I look forward to working with the State Department to ensure the Senate Foreign Relations Committee fully exercises our power and authority to conduct a thorough, accurate, and vigorous confirmation process for Ambassador Haley’s successor.”

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