Durbin Meets With Trump Nominee To Be U.S. Ambassador To UN, Kelly Craft

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with Kelly Craft, President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN).  In today’s meeting, Durbin pressed Ambassador Craft on her plan to work with our allies to advance U.S. policies; how she plans to address crises around the world – including in Venezuela, Burma, and the Middle East; how she plans to address global threats and conflicts, as well as the ensuing challenge of protecting refugees; and her thoughts on how President Trump has impacted America’s moral standing and voice on human rights.

“We live in a dangerous world and the U.S. plays a critical role in keeping the peace.  Ambassador Craft has limited experience in statecraft and global challenges.  I am concerned that she is not prepared for this position with the UN,” Durbin said.

A photo from today’s meeting is available here.