GOP Aides: Trump Nom for German Ambassador ‘Dead on Arrival'
Added 08-10-20 03:20:05pm EST - “The Trump administration's nominee to assume a critical ambassadorship in Germany is "dead on arrival,"? according to three senior Republican congressional aides who? pointed? to MacGregor's insinuation that? a cadre of? American…” - Freebeacon.com
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The Trump administration's nominee to assume a critical ambassadorship in Germany is "dead on arrival," according to three senior Republican congressional aides who pointed to Douglas Macgregor's insinuation that a cadre of American Jews are manipulating U.S. foreign policy.
President Trump tapped the retired Army colonel to fill the vacant ambassador position in July. Macgregor has since come under fire for his suggestion in 2012 during an interview with the Daily Bell that "neocons" are "making decisions in Washington that in their minds are beneficial to a foreign power and are not necessarily good for the American people or the United States."
Senior congressional officials and Trump administration insiders said that several Republicans would vote against the Macgregor nomination, a fact that would likely scuttle his chances. "Although Colonel Macgregor was only nominated a few weeks ago, even a cursory view of his comments makes it clear this nomination will not move forward," a senior staffer to a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said.
The nomination, said a second GOP aide, is "dead on arrival. Anti-Semites and isolationists are not confirmable."
"He can't get confirmed, because Democrats say he's a racist and Republicans say he's to the left of Joe Biden," said the source, who also spoke only on background. "If he was confirmed that'd be worse, because he'd undo all the good work from the last few years of splitting Germany away from Russia, China, and Iran."
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