Hungary summons US chargé d'affaires over Senator John McCain's questionable comments about the Hungarian prime minister

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Levente Magyar summoned US Chargé D'affaires Andre Goodfriend over US Senator John McCain's statements about Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday.

Reacting to US Senator John McCain's remarks, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó noted that Hungarian citizens have made their voices heard three times this year on how they imagine the future of the country, which must be respected by everyone.

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain made the following remarks before the Senate vote on the new US ambassador to Hungary, Colleen Bradley Bell:

"We're about to vote on a totally unqualified individual to be ambassador to a nation which is very important to our national security interest...Her qualifications are as a producer of the television soap opera 'The Bold and The Beautiful,' contributed 800,000 [dollars] to Obama in the last election and bundled more than $2.1 million for President Obama's re-election effort."

"I am not against political appointees ... I understand how the game is played, but here we are, a nation [Hungary] that is on the verge of ceding its sovereignty to a neo-fascist dictator getting in bed with Vladimir Putin and we're going to send the producer of 'The Bold and The Beautiful' as the ambassador...I urge my colleagues to put a stop to this foolishness. I urge a no vote."

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0jr said...

Hungary fuming after McCain calls PM Orban ‘neo-fascist dictator’

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