Linda Thomas-Greenfield Confirmed by Senate as Biden’s UN Envoy in 78-20 Vote

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    The Senate confirmed Linda Thomas-Greenfield as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, overcoming Republican complaints that she had been too deferential to China in a 2019 speech given at a Beijing-sponsored institute.

    Thomas-Greenfield, a career diplomat with experience across four continents and as a former assistant secretary of state for African affairs, was approved Tuesday by a vote of 78-20.

    “Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield has the expertise, the strength, and the character to deliver on these priorities: to stand up to the challenges we face from China, to regain U.S. leverage and influence in the Security Council, to re-engage our allies and hold Iran accountable, and to stand firm when Israel is subject to biased attacks,” Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez said on Monday.

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