Ambassador to Canada, Kelly Knight Craft, could be the next United States ambassador to United Nations. President Donald Trump announced the nomination saying she has done an outstanding job and under her leadership the country would be represented at the highest level.
I am pleased to announce that Kelly Knight Craft, our current Ambassador to Canada, is being nominated to be United States Ambassador to the United Nations….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 22, 2019
Kelly would be succeeding Nikki Haley, who too congratulated her along with other lawmakers following the announcement.
Haley surprisingly stepped down last October.
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 22, 2019
Earlier State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew her name from the nomination saying, “I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary Pompeo for the trust they placed in me for considering me for the position of US ambassador to the United Nations.”
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Kelly was sworn in as ambassador to Canada in 2017. She was nominated for the position by Donald Trump.
In 2007 she was appointed as an alternate delegate to the UN General Assembly by the then president George W. Bush.
Meanwhile, Pompeo released a statement saying he is pleased Trump has nominated Kelly for ambassador to the UN as she has been outstanding advocate for the country’s national security and economic interests in Canada.
The secretary added, “I look forward to her confirmation and continuing to work with her at the United Nations.”
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