Fine Gael Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes, has called on the EU Commission Président to heed the advice of the EU Parliament in rejecting Ted Malloch as the next US Ambassador to the EU.
“In his comments to date about the EU, Mr Malloch has shown himself to be completely unsuitable to represent the United States. He wants the EU to break up and disintegrate. How he can be regarded as a representative of the US administration is a complete joke and an insult to European citizens who are alarmed at what they see from the new Trump Presidency?
“Jean Claude Junker has now an opportunity to send a strong message to this new administration in Washington. Mr Malloch should not be accredited as the official representative of the US government in Brussels. He and others who want the EU to break up have nothing positive to contribute.
“I back the calls made today from the Parliament that the Commission Président needs to act on this issue and stand up to the enemies of Europe”.