Former Obama administration National Security Advisor Susan Rice called for the end of a new round of speculation that 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton could become the next ambassador to the United Nations, dismissing the idea as “ridiculous” and insulting to Clinton.
“This is ridiculous and an insult to [Hillary Clinton]. Stop. Please,” tweeted Rice, who also served as the Obama administration’s first ambassador to the United Nations.
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) November 13, 2020
Within the president’s administration, the UN ambassador reports to the secretary of state, meaning, if Clinton were appointed to the position, it would be considered a demotion from her previous role as the Obama administration’s secretary of state.
According to The Washington Post, however, Clinton’s name has been floated in private discussions concerning the future of the UN ambassador position.
The Post reports:
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