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Capitol Report: Warren won’t ‘sell’ top diplomatic jobs to rich donors, urges rivals to join pledge

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Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren says plum ambassador jobs should never be given to rich political donors.

Presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Friday called on all candidates to “end the corrupt practice of selling cushy diplomatic posts to wealthy donors,” a key tenet in her plan to rebuild the U.S. diplomatic corps.

Although past presidents have long rewarded top donors with plum jobs, the Massachusetts senator contended President Trump has appointed political cronies to nearly half of all available ambassador positions — “far more than any president in recent memory.”

“The practice of auctioning off American diplomacy to the highest bidder must end,” Warren said in a post on the website Medium.

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