Bolton ’70 LAW ’74 is named UN ambassador in recess appointment

President George W. Bush ’68 today appointed John Bolton ’70 LAW ’74 as ambassador to the United Nations in a White House ceremony, manuevering around Senate Democrats who had blocked a vote on the nomination amidst accusations that Bolton harassed subordinates, tried to spin intelligence, and provided incorrect information in answers to questions from the Senate Foreign Relations Commmitee.

Under the Constitution, such an appointment allows Bolton to serve as ambassador until the end of next year, when the current session of Congress is completed.

Click here for a full profile of Bolton’s years at Yale, which the Yale Daily News first published in April.

A number of Bolton’s classmates also protested his nomination at a class reunion in June. That article is available here.

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John Bolton '70 LAW'74 is congratulated by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (right) after being installed by President George W Bush '68 (left) as the permanent Ambassador to the United Nations for the United States in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.
Brendan Smialowski
John Bolton '70 LAW'74 is congratulated by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (right) after being installed by President George W Bush '68 (left) as the permanent Ambassador to the United Nations for the United States in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

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