Biden’s UN Ambassador Confirmed In 78-20 Vote

The New York Times reports:

Ms. Thomas-Greenfield’s confirmation, by a vote of 78 to 20, comes as Mr. Biden’s administration seeks to become a more active force in the United Nations after American retreat during the Trump administration. Her new position is the latest chapter in a rise that started in her birthplace of Louisiana, where she attended segregated schools and experienced a childhood, in the early 1950s, punctuated by racial tension.

As America’s top representative to the United Nations, Ms. Thomas-Greenfield, 68, has said she will set about restoring alliances and re-engaging in multilateral efforts to address global problems like the coronavirus pandemic. “America is back,” Ms. Thomas-Greenfield said when Mr. Biden announced her nomination in November, echoing a theme of Mr. Biden’s in talks with other world leaders.

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