Heather Nauert, Secretary of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, has withdrawn his name as a candidate to replace Nikki Haley as the United Nations Ambassador.
"I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary of Pompeo for trusting that they placed me to consider me as the US Ambassador to the United Nations. But the last two months have been disturbing to my family and therefore It is in my family's interest that I withdraw my name from consideration .. To serve in the administration for the past two years has been one of the highest honors of my life, and I will always be grateful to the President, Secretary and my state-office colleagues for their support, "Nauert said in a statement.
While President Donald Trump had informed Nauert as his nominee, she had not been sent to the Senate to begin confirmation hearings.
Previously, Nauert was criticized as T rump's pick for the post given her previous appointment as an anchor and correspondent for Fox News Channel. Nauert worked on Fox and Friends along with other programs until she moved to the state department in April 201
According to CNN Nauert withdrew her name after informing officials that she had hired a nanny who did not have a work permit to get legal employment in the United States.
According to the Washington Post Nauert also did not pay taxes related to nanny at the time of her employment, although she later paid taxes.
Nauert's nomination had already been a source of frustration and questions to members of foreign affairs committees, Post said. ] Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) Told Posten that the lack of paperwork for Nauert's confirmation showed a problem.
"There is obviously a problem when you do not send her paperwork to a critical post. This is not an ambassador to anywhere, it is a global role. And you are not going to tell the world" This must be my nominee "and never send anything over," Menendez (DN.J.) told Post .
In a statement issued by the Ministry, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Nauert had performed with "unmatched excellence" as a member of his team.
"Her personal decision today to withdraw her name from consideration to be nominated for the US Ambassador to the United Nations is a decision that I have great respect for. I wish Heather nothing but the best in all his future efforts and know that she will continue to be a great representative of this nation, no matter what role she finds herself, "Pompeo said. .
CNN reports that other names considered as ambassador posts include Ric Grennell, the US Ambassador to Germany; Jamie McCourt, the US Ambassador to France; and Kelly Craft, the US Ambassador to Canada. . US Department of State Spokesman Heather Nauert speaks in the press conference room at the Department of State on November 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Nauert took the press release on State Secretary Rex Tillerson and his future at the State Department. Photo by Alex Wroblewski / Getty Images