US Senate committee votes on Biden’s nomination of UN ambassador

US Senate committee votes on Biden’s nomination of UN ambassador

Washington: The nomination of US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joe Biden to Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield to the United Nations has been delayed on Thursday, which could advance his confirmation by the full Senate next week or later.
Under the rules of the committee, any member can delay voting any candidate until their next business meeting. The panel has scheduled another business meeting to consider Thomas-Greenfield’s nomination for Thursday.
A colleague of the committee said Wednesday that Republican Senator Ted Cruz had asked for a delay due to Thomas-Greenfield’s previous remarks on China, including a speech delivered by a veteran diplomat at the Confucian Institute in 2019, a The US government was concentrated by the Chinese government. University.
In its confirmation hearing last week, Thomas-Greenfield emphasized the importance of America’s re-engagement with the 193-member United Nations to challenge China’s efforts to “pursue a totalitarian agenda”.
A colleague of Cruz did not immediately confirm that he had sought a delay. His involvement was also reported in several media outlets. Cruz was among a few Republicans who questioned Thomas-Greenfield about his confirmation hearing.
Cruz, an outspoken Biden critic, was the leader of a group of senators who objected to the certification of the Democratic presidential election on January 6, the day thousands of Donald Trump supporters attacked the Capitol building.

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