The president’s nomination Thursday of former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra to be U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands is unique among many recent Trump appointees: The Michigan Republican is quickly drawing bipartisan support.
Within days of the announcement that the Netherlands-born Hoekstra was tapped to represent the U.S. in the land of his ancestors, former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) weighed in with a strong endorsement of her onetime colleague.
“I am thrilled for Pete, with whom I worked closely when he chaired and I was Ranking Member on the House Intelligence Committee,” said Harman, now president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “We showed that bipartisanship can work, and he brings those skills, the affection of his colleagues and his Dutch roots to his new post.”
Sources on Capitol Hill told us that other Democrats are expected to give their blessing to sending Hoekstra to the U.S.