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