Greek-American businessman George James Tsunis, who's been nominated to be the next US ambassador.
President Obama nominated George Tsunis to the post of ambassador to Norway. But after a cringeworthy confirmation hearing.
George James Tsunis during his Senate confirmation hearing to be the Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway in Washington, D.C. on Jan. Sorensen is not necessarily against sending wealthy donors abroad as ambassadors, but "Mr. Several prominent Democrats say they won't vote for him on the grounds he's not qualified. Foreign Relations of the United States. Embassy apologized for some statements to the Norwegian government and other involved parties in Norway. With the congressional session winding down and confirmation still in doubt, Tsunis decided this week to withdraw his nomination. The resistance is rooted in Minnesota, which is home to the nation's largest community of Norwegian-Americans. That community says sending Tsunis to Oslo as an ambassador George James Tsunis embarrass the United States.