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– U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today said John Bolton is the right choice to serve as the United States ambassador to the United Nations.
He made the following statement:
“John Bolton will serve our nation well as ambassador to the United Nations. He is highly qualified for the position and understands the flaws -- financial and policy-wise -- that exist within the UN.
“Mr. Bolton will be an agent of reform.
“The United Nations remains an important player on the world stage. However, without reform it will slowly and surely continue to lose credibility in the eyes of many Americans. The ongoing Oil-for-Food scandal is a prime example of the challenges facing the organization.
“I believe Mr. Bolton will serve our nation well and the Senate should confirm him to this important position.”