Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters about President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, on Capitol Hill, Washington, May 10, 2017.
President Joe Biden is nominating former Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, as his ambassador to Turkey.
“Given the strategic importance of the United States’ relationship with our long-time NATO Ally, the Republic of Turkey, I am honored and humbled by the trust President Biden has placed in me with this ambassadorial nomination,” Flake wrote in a post on Medium.
“This is a pivotal post at an important time for both of our countries,” the former senator wrote.
Flake, who served more than a decade in the House and a single term in the Senate, had clashed openly with then-President Donald Trump prior to leaving Congress in 2019.
He backed Biden over Trump in the 2020 election, and was expected to be offered a post in the Democrat’s administration.
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