Former Gov. Jon Huntsman was confirmed as ambassador to Russia on a unanimous Senate vote, filling a key diplomatic post in President Trump’s administration.
“That’s pretty unheard of for a post as divisive as Russia,” Abby Huntsman, a Fox News anchor and daughter of the Utah Republican, tweeted Thursday.
Huntsman’s nomination proceeded without the partisan gamesmanship that can delay other nominations, perhaps because of the tension between the United States and Russia rather than despite it. The new ambassador thrilled Democrats with his denunciation of Russian aggression, notwithstanding their deep skepticism of the president’s attitudes toward Russia.
“I’m enthusiastically supporting his nomin[ation] and hope we can get him to Moscow as soon as possible,” Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, said Tuesday morning.
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