GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, who has remained focused on foreign policy throughout his time in office, says he is uncertain of whether Heather Nauert, President Trump’s choice to be U.N. Ambassador, can handle the job.
During a Sunday look on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” the Florida Senator stated he thinks she has the “capability to do the job well.”
Sen. Marco Rubio tells @FaceTheNation he does not know yet if he supports William Barr and Heather Nauert, President Trump’s nominees for U.S. attorney general and UN ambassador https://t.co/ZAhJYVkIjP pic.twitter.com/Oofi6kvcOx
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 9, 2018
” I most definitely believe she has the ability to do the task well, which is to be America’s advocate in this international online forum,” Rubio stated. “She will go through with Foreign Relations Committee. We will have a chance to interact with her, ask her concerns privately and openly …”
Rubio later on included, ” Does she have detailed understanding of foreign policy to a level that will permit her to be effective at the United Nations? I do not know.”
Nauert, who when was a Fox News press reporter and currently acts as a spokeswoman for the State Department, was chosen by President Trump to replace outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley last Thursday.
Trump’s nominee will now be considered by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where she will be questioned completely.
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