The Senate confirmed Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador, despite controversy over China’s statements

The Senate confirmed Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador, despite controversy over China’s statements
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The Senate voted for confirmation on Tuesday Linda Thomas-Greenfield as US Ambassador to the United Nations following a difficult verification process that delayed and scrutinized a speech praising China’s conduct in Africa

Thomas Greenfield was confirmed with 78-20 votes. The timeline for their confirmation had been delayed after Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas took a procedural step to move the Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote earlier this month.

SENATE COMMITTEE ADVANCES BIDEN UN PICK Despite controversy over the Chinese language

Cruz and other Republicans had expressed concern over the diplomat’s speech on “China-US-Africa relations” in 2019 at the Savannah State University’s five-year anniversary lecture event.

The speech, excerpts from it …



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