Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaks just before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee listening to on her nomination to be the United States Ambassador to the United Nations on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., January 27, 2021.
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The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Linda Thomas-Greenfield as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
She was confirmed by a vote of 78-20.
Thomas-Greenfield has a prolonged profession serving as an international diplomat, with most of the time focused to U.S. attempts in Africa. The Louisiana indigenous an ambassador to Liberia and assistant secretary of Condition for African Affairs throughout the Obama administration.
All through her Jan. 27 confirmation listening to, she was peppered about inquiries about her policy tactic to China.
Critics, such as GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, explained she experienced gone also simple on China in a 2019 speech at an institute that experienced been suspected of pushing Chinese propaganda.
In response, Thomas-Greenfield identified as the speech a slip-up and vowed to limit Beijing’s impact at U.N. normal assembly meetings.