WASHINGTON (LEX 18) — The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved Kentucky native Kelly Knight Craft's nomination to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Her nomination now heads to the full Senate for consideration.
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the powerful Republican Senate Majority Leader, announced the committee result on Thursday in a tweet.
The @SenateForeign Relations Committee approved the nomination of Kelly Knight Craft of #Kentucky to be the @USUN Ambassador. The nomination now goes to the full #Senate. She is a phenomenal selection by @POTUS and I'm proud to support her nomination: https://t.co/vONNDQEohs pic.twitter.com/GJEscE8zji— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) July 25, 2019
Craft, who is from Glasgow and lived for years in Lexington, currently presides as the U.S. ambassador to Canada.
If confirmed, Craft would succeed Nikki Haley, who left the post at the end of 2018 after nearly two years on the job.