According to Bloomberg, President Trump is considering former Iraq War veteran John James, who lost a close race to Democrat Debbie Stabenow for her Senate seat in November, to replace U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who has said she will step down at the end of 2018.
James, who has two master’s degrees from Penn State University, and a master of business administration from the University of Michigan, currently serves as president of James Group International, a supply-chain management firm. He served as an Army captain in Operation Iraqi Freedom, flying Apache helicopters and leading two platoons.
In a debate, James targeted Stabenow for her lack of support for American troops, noting Stabenow voted in 2007 against critical emergency funding for the troops at the very time James was serving in Iraq. He asserted, “Stabenow failed our troops when we needed her the most. Stabenow voted against emergency funding for critical needs in Iraq. Twelve years ago, Stabenow committed to doing everything possible to support the troops but when we needed emergency funding, Stabenow voted against it. I know because I was there.” – READ MROE