Sen. Lee statement on Macmanus nomination


Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement regarding the nomination of Joseph Macmanus to be the US Ambassador to Colombia:

“I was extremely disappointed to learn that Joseph Macmanus has been nominated to become the United States ambassador to Colombia,” Sen. Lee said. “At a time when we should be cleaning up the State Department and realigning our foreign-policy priorities to reflect those of the current administration, an Obama-era diplomat is not the right person to head our embassy in Colombia, a critical U.S. ally in the region.”

President Trump announced the nomination last Tuesday, November 21.