According to the Voice of America, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s pick for ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday, after objections from some Republicans delayed her appointment.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield was confirmed on a vote of 78 in favor to 20 against. She received bipartisan support, including yes votes from more than 20 Republican senators, among them Lindsay Graham, Mitt Romney and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Republicans Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy of her home state, Louisiana, also supported her.
Her confirmation comes less than one week before the United States takes over the rotating presidency of the U.N. Security Council on March 1.
Linda will also take a seat in President Biden’s Cabinet.