Former Senator Hutchison Nominated to be U.S. Ambassador to NATO

Leaders Meet For NATO Summit

Leaders Meet For NATO Summit

President Trump has nominated three term U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison to be his Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Key Senators, who will have to approve Hutchison's nomination, praised the pick.

"Throughout her career in public service, Kay's dedication to helping others and advaning commonsense Texas values has been second to none," said Sen. John Cornyn, who served with Hutchison in the Senate.  "With a proven track record of getting results, she has always done what she thought was in the best interests of Texas and our country."

Hutchison, 74, has been working in a volunteer role as head of a University of Texas alumni group after leaving the Senate after the 2014 election.

But Cal Jillson, a political analyst at SMU, says Hutchison will have her work cut out.

"The problem in being an emissary under Donald Trump is that he is erratic, he is all over the map, but you have to be steady, and you have to soothe ruffled feathers among allies."

Hutchison will be representing the U.S. in an organization that President Trump has called 'unnecessary' and 'outdated.'

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