WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement today after Ambassador Jon Huntsman was unanimously confirmed as the United States Ambassador to Russia:
“Ambassador Huntsman is a dedicated public servant and a good, personal friend, and I am happy to congratulate him on his recent confirmation. He is an experienced statesman, and I know he will tackle this role and its responsibilities with the same efficiency, effectiveness, and fine-tuned diplomacy that he applied to his roles as Chinese Ambassador and Governor of the great State of Utah.”
Ambassador Huntsman was voted unanimously out of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee on September 26th. Sen. Lee introduced him during his confirmation before that committee on September 19th.