Statement on the Resignation of U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson

Thursday, March 01, 2018

SACRAMENTOCalifornia Senate Leader Kevin de León issued the following statement in reaction to Ambassador Roberta Jacobson's impending resignation:


“Roberta Jacobson's resignation as Ambassador to Mexico is a considerable loss for all Americans and an unfortunate setback for U.S.-Mexican relations. Ambassador Jacobson has served with distinction for over thirty years and is held in the utmost regard as a true expert in her field. Her departure is the latest in an exodus from the State Department that severely endangers America’s standing in the world.


“Under Secretary Rex Tillerson, the State Department is a shadow of its former self. Our diplomatic corps already has an unprecedented number of vacancies in senior leadership posts around the world, and the President’s toxic behavior is straining even our strongest relationships.


“Building walls and burning bridges only weakens America. We cannot afford to make enemies of our friends and neighbors, especially as we contend with very real threats to American interests and security abroad.”