This morning, the Senate confirmed Ken Salazar as U.S. ambassador to Mexico—President Biden’s first ambassador to be confirmed.
He will work to strengthen our relationship with our southern neighbor.
And he's only the third Mexican-American and fourth Hispanic to hold the post! https://t.co/HvIVvm8GMS
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 11, 2021
Biden has nominated 56 State Dept ambassadors and @KenSalazar is the 1st confirmed by the US Senate. https://t.co/Yxcj04LSz9
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) August 11, 2021
"We are frustrated over the slow process of confirmations, particularly non-controversial nominees," @PressSec says of Biden's nominees for ambassadorships. Ken Salazar, Biden's ambassador of Mexico, was the first to be confirmed by the Senate this morning.
— Joey Garrison (@joeygarrison) August 11, 2021
Salazar, 66, was secretary of the interior under President Barack Obama and served as a Democrat in the U.S. Senate for four years before that. https://t.co/pDDwes5YBX
— The Denver Post (@denverpost) August 12, 2021
The Senate, in a marathon session before an August recess, approved Ken Salazar, a folksy, Spanish-speaking former Democratic senator known for maintaining good relations with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. https://t.co/f3WfO9SMzv
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) August 11, 2021
If you want to know why the U.S. has just ONE confirmed ambassador out of more than 50 nominees, and dozens of top diplomatic posts sitting empty more than 1/8 of the way through Joe Biden's presidency, look no further than @SenTedCruz…https://t.co/sjsU67SzN1
— Eric Martin (@EMPosts) August 11, 2021