AUSTIN – Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey issued the following statement on the confirmation of former U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison as Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

“I am confident in former U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s ability to lead on the international stage. She is a dedicated public servant with over 40 years of experience representing Texas to Washington and will do an incredible job representing the United States to NATO.

As our platform states, we support a foreign policy that relies on peace through the strength of our national defense and avoids foreign deployments or entanglements. We are confident in Ambassador Hutchison’s ability to lead, and we are grateful for her confirmation today.”