The former Republican lawmaker of Arizona said he is “honored and humbled by the trust” Biden placed in him with the nomination, saying in a Medium post he will “join a strong, experienced and capable team representing U.S. interests abroad” if he is confirmed by the Senate.
“Having served in both the U.S. House and Senate, I understand and appreciate the role Congress plays in U.S. foreign policy, and I look forward to that partnership,” Flake wrote.
“I also understand the value of having America speak with one voice. Having lived overseas, I have a deep appreciation for the indispensable role that the United States plays around the world. There is no substitute for U.S. leadership,” he added.
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