Trump’s pick to be the next United States Ambassador to the United Nations has withdrawn from consideration. Former Fox News host and current State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert has said she will no longer vie for the role to replace Nikki Haley.
According to Fox News:
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew her name from consideration for the U.N. ambassador nomination, the department said Saturday.
“I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary [Mike] Pompeo for the trust they placed in me for considering me for the position of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations,” Nauer said in the statement. “However, the past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of my family that I withdraw my name from consideration.
She went on to describe her time working in the administration as being “one of the highest honors of my life.”
A State Department source told Fox News that the process, on top of traveling around the world and between Washington D.C., and New York to see family, grew to be too much.
President Trump will reportedly make an announcement on a new nominee “soon”.