The Biden Administration Nominated the Former Secretary of the Interior and Senator from Colorado to Serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
Washington, D.C. – Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and John Hickenlooper (D) introduced Ken Salazar at his confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to become U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. The Biden Administration nominated Salazar, a former Secretary of the Interior and Senator from Colorado, in June.
“You would struggle mightily to find someone more qualified than Ken,” said Bennet. “He has the experience and substance to hit the ground running and a life story that represents America at our best. I urge the committee to advance his nomination with an overwhelming bipartisan vote.”
“As a U.S. Senator and as Secretary of the Interior, Secretary Salazar never shied away from tough issues. He understands the importance of collaboration, bipartisanship, and pragmatism,” said Hickenlooper. “From a ranch in Conejos County, Colorado, to the hallways of this chamber, Ken has had a package of experiences that make him uniquely qualified to be a remarkable Ambassador to Mexico.”