The new official representative of the US state Department was a former intelligence analyst who covered national security issues at Fox News, Morgan Ortagus. In his statement, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo expressed confidence that Mrs. Ortagus “will help the state Department to fulfill the mission to promote and protect the foreign policy priorities of the administration”.
“Morgan will bring outstanding experience and knowledge gained in previous public service. Throughout her career, she has worked in financial services, consulting and diplomacy. She is an active officer of the US Navy”,— stated in the statement of the head of the state Department on the Agency’s website.
Morgan Ortagus was replaced by Heather Nauert, who in March went to work in the Fulbright Foundation, engaged in strengthening cultural and academic ties between Americans and citizens of other countries.
In early December 2018, the US President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Mrs. Nauert as permanent representative of the country to the UN. He called her “talented, smart and fast”. Mrs. Nauert later decided to give up her position for the sake of her family.