Sen. Chris Coons recently issued a statement after President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will nominate State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert to serve as U.S. ambassador to the U.N.
“I look forward to meeting Heather Nauert and reviewing her record and qualifications for this critical post. Previous U.S. ambassadors to the U.N. have brought a wealth of relevant experience to this position — from time spent as successful governors, veterans of the Senate, renowned scholars of international affairs or seasoned diplomats — and rightfully so. This position represents our country’s values and interests at an invaluable international forum the U.S. helped create to advance global peace and prosperity following World War II,” said Coons.
“I am concerned that President Trump fails to understand this and instead views the U.N. as a constraint on American power instead of an institution where he can summon the best of American leadership. I respect the role that Heather Nauert has played as State Department spokeswoman and her time spent traveling overseas and supporting the administration’s agenda under Secretaries Pompeo and Tillerson. I look forward to questioning her about what she hopes to achieve at the U.N., her priorities and her knowledge of international affairs,” said Coons.