Press Release

February 2, 2018
Cardin Reacts to Trump’s Misleading Statement about McFarland Nomination Withdrawal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following after President Trump issued a misleading statement about K.T. McFarland’s withdrawal of her nomination to be the Ambassador to Singapore:

“The President’s statement about the withdrawal of K.T. McFarland’s nomination to be Ambassador to Singapore is yet another example of President Trump misleading the American people about the U.S. Senate and our responsibility for vetting and processing administration nominees. It became distressingly evident in December of last year that Ms. McFarland provided the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with misleading and incomplete information regarding the Trump transition team and administration’s dealings with Russia.  The Committee was fully prepared for Ms. McFarland to clarify the record.  She chose not to do so. I look forward to the president nominating an individual for this important position who is qualified and who will be fully forthcoming with the Committee.”