Menendez: Concerned about 'leadership vacuum' following Haley departure

Menendez: Concerned about 'leadership vacuum' following Haley departure


By:  Emily Birnbaum
The Hill

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, on Tuesday is raising concerns about what he called the "leadership vacuum" that will be left behind following Nikki Haley's resignation as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

 

"Today’s announcement that Ambassador Haley is resigning is yet another sign of the Trump Administration’s chaotic foreign policy," Menendez, a vocal critic of the Trump administration, said in a statement on Tuesday.

 

"I am deeply concerned about the leadership vacuum she leaves and the national security impact of her departure at this time of continued disarray for this Administration," he added.

 

 

“I want to thank Ambassador Haley for her willingness to express moral clarity to the world and to President Trump, and promote American values and leadership on the global stage, even when she lacked the backing of the White House or State Department," Menendez wrote in the statement.

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