STATEMENT OF REP. ANDY KIM
“Good government requires good people, and a good foreign policy and national security strategy requires professionals who put service to their country first. These nominations by President-Elect Biden give me hope that the incoming administration will not only take seriously the issues facing America on a global stage, but will do the hard work to bring our allies together and reestablish America’s leadership in the world.
I have had the honor of working side by side with Tony Blinken, Jake Sullivan, Avril Haines, and Secretary Kerry in the Situation Room where I worked with them on some of the toughest challenges in the world, and I have long admired Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Alejandro Mayorkas. Their expertise should give the American people confidence that they will perform these critical roles ably for our national security, and their dedication to service should give our allies confidence that they will represent the best of America.
I look forward to seeing these nominees swiftly confirmed by the Senate and will work alongside President-Elect Biden’s team to advance America’s interests and promote progress throughout the world.”