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– U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement after John Bolton submitted his resignation as United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
“John Bolton has done a tremendous job as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. He’s been forceful in articulating our country’s positions. He’s been a coalition builder against rogue regimes and also pushed for much-needed and long-overdue reforms at the U.N.
“It is a tremendous loss to lose John Bolton’s service during this critical time in the War on Terror.
“The efforts by Senate Democrats to prevent him from continuing to serve as our U.N. Ambassador do a great disservice to our national interests. It also unfairly undermines President Bush’s prerogative to appoint his own people to his team.
“There’s no doubt Bolton is extremely qualified and has done tremendous work in the position. Our nation has benefited by his service at the U.N.”