President Trump will officially nominate Jon Huntsman as ambassador to Russia

After months of waiting, President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday he will officially nominate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. as ambassador to Russia.

It was reported in March that Trump had offered the job to Huntsman who accepted.

From The Hill:

“Governor Jon Huntsman has had a distinguished career as a politician, diplomat, and businessman,” the White House said in a press release. 


“His robust record of public service includes service as U.S. Ambassador to China and to Singapore, Deputy United States Trade RepresentativeDeputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Development.  He was also twice elected Governor of Utah.”

Huntsman will have a difficult job ahead of him as Washington continues to investigate Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election.

Huntsman’s nomination is still subject to Senate confirmation.