Skip to comments.US diplomats ask Senate to reject Norway nominee
Posted on 03/30/2014 4:56:33 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
George Tsunis speaking to the US senate in January - Source: Screen Grab
Senior members of a professional body representing US diplomats have called on the country's Senate to reject George Tsunis, the nominee ambassador for Norway.
Tsunis committed a serious of embarrassing blunders in his January pre-appointment hearing, which led one Norwegian politician to call for a public apology from Barack Obama, the US President.
On March 7, fifteen former presidents of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) wrote a letter to key US Senators including former Presidential candidate John McCain, urging them to reject President Obama's nominee ambassadors to Norway, Hungary and Argentina.
"We urge you to oppose granting Senate consent to these three candidates," the letter read. "Although we have no reason to doubt that the nominees are conscientious and worthy Americans, the fact that they appear to have been chosen on the basis of their service in raising money for electoral campaigns, with minimal demonstrated qualifications for their posts, has subjected them to widespread public ridicule, not only in the US but also abroad."
Tsunis was widely condemned for his apparent ignorance of Norway during his first senate hearing.
He referred to Norway's president, apparently believing that the country is a republic rather than a constitutional monarchy, and described the Progress party, one of the two party's in the country's coalition government as "fringe elements" who "spew their hatred".
His comments about the Progress Party show he is not a diplomat at all.
How reeking is this pile of demonrat that gets a professional body of diplomats urging rejection? It is, after all, a Traitorobama kakistocracy.
” the fact that they appear to have been chosen on the basis of their service in raising money for electoral campaigns, with minimal demonstrated qualifications for their posts, has subjected them to widespread public ridicule, not only in the US but also abroad.”
So true , and exactly what can be expected of this , the worst Administration in U.S. history . Impeachment should be the new Congress’s first order of business ....
Outside of giving money to the Obama cabal where and how did this squinty eyed guy get influence and money to be ambassador to Podunk let alone Norway. Is there a family connection?
“Tsunis committed a serious of embarrassing blunders..”
Obama committed a more serious one trying to appoint him. FUBO’s “snowball” has crested the hill and is gathering speed. He’s done! Stick a fork in him!
From where or how was Tsunis able to get so much money to become a BIG Obama contributor?
“George Tsunis, a businessman and lawyer from Long Island, NY, donated $50,000 to John McCain’s campaign for president in 2008. In 2012, he switched sides, and bundled nearly $1 million in donations for the Obama campaign.”
** Breitbart article contains an attractive photo of Amb. Tsunis and former Speaker Pelosi. Suitable for framing.
ahahahaha TATOO after thirty years of growth hormones
Indeed! He looks pleased that Pelosi could FIND his dimples
Looks like he had an ounce of cocaine for breakfast
He outs the “Dip” in Diplomat and the “Ass” in Ambassador. What a MORON he is!