Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is not happy with the president’s pick for the next United States Ambassador to the United Nations. In the following press release, issued late this afternoon, he made his displeasure clear:
The nomination of Samantha Power is deeply troubling. No nation has spilled more blood or sacrificed more for the freedom of others than ours, and yet Ms. Power has publicly embraced the need for America to continue apologizing to the world for perceived transgressions, going so far as to explicitly urge “instituting a doctrine of the mea culpa.” She is yet another Obama nominee who has been sharply critical of our nation’s strong support of Israel. She’s an aggressive interventionist, supporting sending our men and women into harm’s way for “humanitarian” causes. And she has strongly supported the expansion of international institutions and international law–including the International Criminal Court, the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, and the Kyoto Protocol–at the expense of U.S. sovereignty. Indeed, Ms. Power has publicly stated, “We have to believe in international law and binding ourselves to international standards in the interest of getting others bound to those standards.” America needs a UN Ambassador to be an advocate for our own interests at the UN–not an advocate of elevating UN interests over U.S. sovereignty and the rights of the American people.