A major White House resignation alert just dropped. President Trump is expected to nominate a replacement soon to fill this crucial position.
Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, who has served as U.S. Ambassador to Russia since 2017, has stepped down from his post by tendering a letter to Trump. He will remain in the role until October 3.
“I am honored by the trust you have placed in me as the United States ambassador to Russia during this historically difficult period in bilateral relations,” wrote Huntsman.
He continued: “It is my hope that this will allow sufficient time for a successor to be nominated and confirmed. I pledge my full effort in facilitating a smooth transition that ensures our foreign policy goals are kept in proper focus.”
Rumors are swirling that Huntsman — who will return to his home state of Utah — is planning to run for state office. One option is making another bid for governor.
In his statement, Huntsman also noted that moving back to Utah is in order “to reconnect with our growing family and responsibilities,” which makes sense since he has grandchildren by way of his daughters.
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