Sen. Lee defends Huntsman from claims of disloyalty

Was former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. being disloyal when he accepted a job as Ambassador to China in the Obama administration then left the post early, reportedly to run for President on the Republican ticket? U.S. Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah, says no. Lee does not believe that Huntsman did anything wrong. “It didn’t appear to me that the President was offended by it,” Lee said in a teleconference. “I don’t think the President regards it as an act of disloyalty, the fact that he might exercise his Constitutional right to run for political office or state opinions that are contrary to those of the administration.” Lee says Huntsman did not announce a candidacy while he was an ambassador and, in fact, he has not yet announced that he is running for President.

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