Shaheen Calls for Ambassador Grenell to be Recalled if Political Statements Continue

June 04, 2018

Shaheen Calls for Ambassador Grenell to be Recalled if Political Statements Continue

(Washington, DC)—U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a co-chair of the Senate NATO Observer Group, delivered the following statement after the U.S. Richard Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell stated that he wants to “empower” conservative political movements in Europe:

“An ambassador’s most critical responsibility is to advance our national interests by developing relationships and trust with their host country,” said Shaheen. “They should not meddle in local or regional politics by backing political parties, candidates or causes. If Ambassador Grenell is unwilling to refrain from political statements, he should be recalled immediately. The United States does not accept foreign meddling in our elections, and we shouldn’t have an ambassador attempting to intrude in another country’s political affairs.”