The Senate voted to confirm Linda Thomas-Greenfield for the position of ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday.
The veteran diplomat was confirmed 78-20. Thomas-Greenfield was former President Barack Obama’s assistant secretary of state for African affairs from 2013 to 2017 and former President George W. Bush’s ambassador to Liberia in 2008. She stayed in the latter role under Obama until 2012, when she became his director general of the foreign service, rising quickly through the State Department’s ranks.
While her nomination was not considered particularly controversial,