Trump picks Senator with charity ties in Kenya to replace Robert Godec — here is what we know about him

The White House announced the nomination in a news release on Wednesday afternoon, noting McCarter “served as a field auditor, Missionary and International Director of Each One Feed One International, based in Lebanon, Illinois with an office in Mukothima, Kenya.”

According to the release, McCarter would be “Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of American to the Republic of Kenya.”

McCarter took to his Twitter to welcome his nomination, saying he is ready to go back to a country he has lived and served.

“It is an honor to be asked to represent President Trump and our great nation in a country where I have lived and served for many years,” McCarter said in a statement.

“I look forward to bringing about a closer relationship that will benefit both our nations.”

Business Insider SSA takes a quick look at a few facts you need to know about the Illinois Senator:

  • Each One Feed One International

McCarter, is preparing for a confirmation hearing with the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee, which he hopes to take place within the next two to three weeks.

If confirmed, Mr McCarter will replace Mr Robert Godec who has held the post since 2012.

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