Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Kerry, Dodd Comment On Fox Withdrawal

Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT)

“The White House’s withdrawal of Sam Fox’s nomination to the post of Ambassador to Belgium is a wise decision, and one which I welcome. Mr. Fox’s prior activities notwithstanding, his unwillingness to denounce the reprehensible activities of the Swift Boat organization and express regret for providing $50,000 to bankroll the organization convinced me that he would not be an acceptable candidate to represent the United States abroad. I encourage the White House to submit another candidate for this position -- one who can represent the United States in the best possible light, and foster positive relations with a close ally.”

Senator John Kerry (D-MA)

"Sam Fox had every opportunity to disavow the politics of personal destruction and to embrace the truth. He chose not to. The White House made the right decision to withdraw the nomination. I hope this signals a new day in political discourse."