U.S. Senate Confirms Andrew Bremberg As U.S. Representative To U.N. In Geneva
Catholic News Agency: New U.S. rep to United Nations in Geneva hailed for pro-life beliefs
“…On Oct. 22 the Senate voted 50-44 to confirm Bremberg, assistant to the president and senior advisor for domestic policy at the White House, as the U.S. Representative to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva. Bremberg was nominated for the position by President Trump Sept. 28, 2018. … The position is an important diplomatic post, representing the U.S. in front of more than 100 international organizations on issues ranging from refugee resettlement to human rights, arms control, and the environment. As a key adviser to the White House domestic policy, Bremberg had a role in crafting and implementing the administration’s expansion of the Mexico City policy…” (Hadro, 10/23).
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“…The Senate voted for the confirmation along party lines, 50-44, with two Republicans, Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), voting against it. … During a hearing in June before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bremberg was transparent about his opposition to abortion no matter the circumstances. When asked by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), ranking member of the committee, whether ‘victims of sexual violence should be able to terminate the pregnancy where legal,’ Bremberg affirmed his blanket disapproval of abortion rights. ‘Senator, I don’t believe abortion is a moral solution to any problem,’ Bramberg said. ‘I am pro-life,’ he continued when pressed by Menendez. ‘I believe that all human life is sacred and that human life begins at conception’…” (Boguhn, 10/23).