US Senate rejects Obama’s nominee for ambassador


The United States Senate has rejected President Obama’s nominee for the post of US ambassador to the Czech Republic: White House council for ethics and government reform Norman Eisen. The president made his choice known following a trip to Prague in July of this year and his nominee was expected to sail smoothly into the post after being successfully vetted by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

The ambassadorial position has been vacant since the departure of Richard Graber in January of last year, following the change of administration in Washington. Observers say it will now remain empty at least until December, following mid-term elections in the US.