Toria is a career Foreign Service officer. As such, she has worked under a variety of administrations. While serving as DOS spokesperson, she demonstrated a singular loyalty to Hillary Clinton, the kind we might expect to see from staff Hillary brought to DOS from the Senate. Especially toward the end of Hillary's tenure, when she was ill and working from home, Toria was the guard dog against intrusiveness from the press on personal issues of health.
So it is with a great deal of pleasure that we see Toria receive this nomination today. She has served well all of her professional life and well deserves ascension to this post.
Good luck in your confirmation, Toria! We are pulling for you!
President Obama on Thursday nominated Victoria Nuland, a State Department official involved in the editing of the administration's talking points on Benghazi, to be the next assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs.
Nuland, a career foreign service officer who was until recently State's top spokesperson, had long been expected to be nominated the post to replace Philip Gordon, who Obama picked to serve as Middle East coordinator for the National Security Council.
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President Obama said Thursday that he plans to nominate Victoria Nuland as assistant secretary of state for Europe and retired Gen. Douglas E. Lute as ambassador to NATO.