WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s nomination of Thomas Nides as U.S. Ambassador to Israel:

“Tom Nides grew up in Duluth and has been a good friend since we met as college interns for then-Vice President Mondale. In that job, Tom’s first assignment in governing was saving a Lake Superior fog horn for the City of Duluth. Since then he has served ably – and most importantly, optimistically – in many leadership positions, including at the State Department. During his time with the Obama administration, Tom distinguished himself as a key voice on Israel and an advocate for humanitarian support for U.S. allies. Now more than ever, we need an ambassador committed to fostering enduring peace and stability. I am confident that as ambassador, Tom will further the deep alliance between our two nations and our commitment to lasting prosperity in the region.”

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