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Biden Nominates Gutmann To Serve As Ambassador To Germany

On Friday, the White House announced that President Joe Biden has nominated University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Germany. The announcement from the White House comes just a few days after Der Spiegel, a German newspaper, broke the news about Biden’s intention to nominate Gutmann. 

“I cannot overstate what a meaningful and extraordinary honor it is to be nominated by the President for this important position of service to our country,” Gutmann said in a statement. “As the daughter of a German Jewish refugee, as a first-generation college graduate, and as a university leader devoted to advancing constitutional democracy, I am grateful beyond what any words can adequately express to President Biden for the faith he has placed in me to help represent America’s values and interests to one of our closest and most important European allies.”

Gutmann has served as the eighth President of Penn since 2004

POLITICO reports that Gutmann has “close ties to the president,” and cites Biden launching his 2016 “Cancer Moonshot” program at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center, plus him accepting an “honorary professorship post” in 2017.

If confirmed, Gutmann would be the first woman to hold the position, according to POLITICO

Another influential Pennsylvanian may be slated to join Biden’s administration as well. The Washington Post reported in May that Comcast Executive David L. Cohen “probably will be nominated as U.S. ambassador to Canada.”

July 6th, 2021 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Presidential, Top Stories | 2 Comments

2 thoughts on “Biden Nominates Gutmann To Serve As Ambassador To Germany”

  1. UPenn? More like state penn says:

    She made UPenn a sanctuary campus for illegal immigrants (ignore the law bc it doesn’t fit our liberal agenda) and she selfishly/greedily kept her millions of dollars of salary during Covid (while other university presidents took cuts) – she is a perfect Democratic appointee from the academic ivory tower!

    1. charliepont says:

      Look at all the money Penn gave Biden for doing nothing between 2017 and 2019. It averaged $450,000.00 per year. I am glad it paid off for Amy Gutmann.

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