Ambassador Brett McGurk is currently the deputy special presidential envoy to the Global Coalition, who serves under General John Allen. He is also next in line to be the U.S. envoy to the Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (aka ISIS).
There’s only one issue: He isn’t an ambassador.
McGurk was given the honorific by the administration in October 2014 through a loophole that allowed an ambassadorship to be given to him for no more than 6 months, after which time the title is forfeited.
Only those confirmed by the Senate keep it for life.
However the last 5 months, McGurk has gone around defending the administration using the false title of Ambassador!
Not only does McGurk misuse it but the State Department continues to as well. Given other examples of McGurk’s mismanagment in Iraq and Iran, there is plenty of reason to believe he is unfit for promotion.
Do you think McGurk is unfit to continue or is this much ado about nothing? Let us know in the comments below!
More from the Washington Free Beacon:
The Obama administration official most likely in line to become the next U.S. envoy to the Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL) has falsely presented himself as an official U.S. ambassador by the administration for the last five months, according to documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.
Brett McGurk, a deputy special presidential envoy to the Global Coalition who serves under General John Allen, was temporarily appointed by the administration as an ambassador on Oct. 18, 2014.
He was conferred this rank through a little-known legal loophole that allows the administration to bypass congressional confirmation of an individual for a period of no longer than six months. Ambassadors confirmed by the Senate have the title for life.