Corker: Obama, Reid Prioritizing ‘Political Favors’ with Ambassadorship Nominees

Press release from U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; December 2, 2014:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the administration and Senate Majority Leader’s decision to push through two controversial, political ambassador nominees rather than focus on approving experienced diplomats to fill vacancies in positions around the world:

“It is disappointing that in a transparent move, the White House and the Senate Majority Leader have chosen to prioritize doing political favors instead of working with Congress to confirm professional diplomats, further delaying our ability to fill important positions around the world.”