A group of conservatives gathered in Washington on the eve of Independence Day to provide a preview of the opposition to Samantha Power’s nomination to be ambassador to the United Nations.
Their technique was clear: They would impugn the patriotism of the Irish-born nominee.
“Her position,” said Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy, “is easily confused with that of people who are actually enemies of the United States.”
Allen West, a Republican former congressman from Florida, said, “Ms. Power is an uber-left, militant progressive whose previous statements against America and Israel should cause us concern.”
Jerry Boykin, a retired general, determined that Power “would like to very much convince us that we should be ashamed of America.”
Author Diana West accused Power of “an attack on Americans in a very personal way.”