GOP Critics Press Trump to Withdraw Nominee For Colombia Ambassadorship

The Washington Free BeaconSen. Mike Lee (R., Utah) has renewed his call for President Trump to withdraw his nominee to be ambassador to Colombia and consider other candidates for the post.

Lee, along with Sens. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Marco Rubio, (R., Fla.), have taken issue with Trump’s choice of Joseph Macmanus, a 30-year veteran of the foreign service who was close to Clinton and served as one of her top aides during her tenure as secretary of State. …

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