John James is an Iraq War veteran and Republican who ran for Senate in Michigan this fall. While he didn’t win his Senate race, he is now reportedly being considered for an even bigger job. He is apparently being considered to replace Nikki Haley as UN ambassador.
Bloomberg News reports:
Trump Considering Ex-Michigan Senate Candidate for UN Ambassador, Sources Say
President Donald Trump is considering John James, a Michigan businessman who lost election to the U.S. Senate this year, to replace UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, according to two people familiar with the matter.
James tried to unseat Senator Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat, in a state that helped Trump win the presidency in 2016. He lost to the incumbent senator 46 to 52 percent. He’s now among the people Trump is considering to replace Haley, the former South Carolina governor who said in October she would resign by the end of the year, the people said.
They asked not to be identified because Trump’s deliberations on the job are private.
James was at the White House last week talking about an administration post with Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence, two people said.
He’ll probably be great but it will be tough to fill Nikki Haley’s shoes in this role. She has been amazing.