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President Trump nominates Huntsman as Russian ambassador

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WASHINGTON DC — It’s now up to the U.S. Senate to confirm former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr., as the next ambassador to Russia.  Political experts say that shouldn’t be a problem — given that he’s gone through the process three times without a single dissenting vote.

Huntsman previously served as Ambassador to China and Singapore. He was Utah’s governor from 2005 to 2009.

His transition to Russia would come at an interesting time, given the political climate between Moscow and Washington, D.C.

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, Representative Chris Stewart and others within the GOP say they are pleased that this nomination is moving forward and say it is a wise choice.

Political experts and one of Huntsman’s daughters reacted. You can hear that by clicking on the audio below.


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