INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today issued the following statement from Chairman Mike Schmuhl after President Joe Biden formally nominated former U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly to serve the post of Ambassador to the Holy See:
“Senator Joe Donnelly is a man of character, integrity, and faith, and his fundamental belief in the values we cherish as Hoosiers and Americans will make Joe a great fit to serve as Ambassador to the Holy See at the Vatican.
Indiana Democrats couldn’t be prouder of Joe, who has time and again looked after those who needed a helping hand while providing a common-sense voice in our politics. In the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, Joe was always there for Hoosiers and worked to save Indiana’s auto industry and thousands of jobs during the recession, protect a Hoosier’s right to affordable health care, and our veterans when they returned home. Through it all, Joe always believed in bipartisanship and comradery that’s so rare to find today, and he has the respect and admiration of his former colleagues in Congress and from Hoosiers across Indiana — no matter the political affiliation.
On a personal level, Joe gave me my first job in politics and I was quickly amazed by his work ethic, his sense of fairness, and how he treated everyone he met — from a constituent needing assistance to someone who would never vote for him — with dignity and respect. He and Jill have become family to so many who continue to look to them for guidance and continue to work on causes that make our country and world a better place.
Indiana Democrats are proud he has this remarkable opportunity to show some Hoosier Hospitality to one of the most sacred and cherished places in our world.”
– Mike Schmuhl, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party