Obama Taps Colin Powell to Lead Delegation to Jamaica
8/2/12 5:20 PM EST
President Obama has selected Colin Powell to lead a presidential delegation to Jamaica to attend a celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence.
Powell, who served as secretary of state during the Bush administration, is the child of Jamaican immigrants. He endorsed Obama in 2008 but has yet to support him in 2012. He said in May that he has known Mitt Romney “for many years, good man.”
Other members named to the delegation to Jamaica are Pamela Bridgewater, U.S. ambassador to Jamaica; and Rep. Yvette D. Clarke, (D-N.Y.). The anniversary celebration will be held in Kingston on Monday.