Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
"I am honored, humbled and grateful that President Trump has nominated me to serve our country as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. If confirmed, I will join a great team. I also thank all of my colleagues and students here at The Catholic University of America, whose help, support and constructive criticism has so profoundly shaped my perspective on the important issues facing our nation and the world.
My immediate task is to make myself available for questioning by the members of the United States Senate, who are charged by the Constitution with the solemn duty to provide their advice and consent. I look forward to that process, and ask that all who are interested in this critically important area of foreign policy to pray for me, the Senators, and the President as that process begins," Destro said.