White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lashed out Tuesday against Senate Democrats, accusing them of holding up the confirmation of the Trump administration’s most high-profile openly gay nominee.
In her opening remarks at the daily briefing, Sanders took Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to task for the lack of confirmation of Richard Grenell, whom President Trump nominated in September for the role of U.S. ambassador to Germany.
“He is waiting to represent America’s interest and be our country’s top voice in a G-7 country,” Sanders said. “In short, Sen. Schumer’s hyper-political delay of Mr. Grenell puts our national security and America’s interests in jeopardy. The Senate should move to confirm him immediately.”