Senators Interview UN Ambassador Nominee

Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee heard this week from President Obama’s nominee to be the next U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Samantha Power received a positive reception by a number of Democrats and Republicans. However, several Senators took the opportunity to highlight issues of significance she will face, not the least of which is the status of Israel. In response to probing by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) on controversial statements she had made in the past about a Palestinian state, Ms. Power distanced herself from those “rambling and remarkably incoherent” remarks and ascertained that she would oppose “unacceptable bias and attacks against the state of Israel.” 


By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations

Published: July 19, 2013