Patrick Murray, whom Trump tapped for the role of alternate representative for special political affairs to the UN, also shared disparaging stories about Democratic lawmakers and leaders. In more than one post, Murray idolized Yiannopoulos—to the point of suggesting he should be cloned:
“Milo rocks,” Murray wrote in another post that was visible to the public. One of his more disturbing shares was an article Yiannopoulos wrote responding to Donald Trump’s plan for increased immigration vetting. “The test will apply to all immigrants, yet its obvious target is Muslims, who, as we know, get a bit bomby in the presence of gays, a bit rapey in the presence of women who wear skirts shorter than their ankles and generally a bit hostile and violent around anyone who doesn’t have their bum in the air five times a day,” Yiannopoulos said.
When he wasn’t praising far-right extremism, Murray habitually attacked Democratic leaders and implied that being a Democrat was a “mental illness.” He suggested that former President Barack Obama and Rev. Al Sharpton incited riots in a July 2016 Facebook post. He also described Hillary Clinton as a “corrupt, decrepit old candidate” in another publicly visible post.
Murray, a former Army officer and two-time congressional candidate, was confirmed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in August; he now awaits full Senate confirmation. If confirmed, Murray will serve under Ambassador Nikki Haley. In the event Haley is unavailable to represent the U.S. at the UN, Murray will step into her role as a stand-in.