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Biden's UN pick passes through Senate Foreign Relations Committee

The top Democrat on the committee said he trusts Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Iran and Israel, but his Republican counterparts were more critical.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in favor of President Joe Biden’s nominee for ambassador to the United Nations. Linda Thomas-Greenfield received praise and criticism from committee leadership on her Middle East views.

The committee voted in favor of the career diplomat by 18 votes to four. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, who became committee chair following the Democrats’ Senate victories in Georgia, said he was satisfied with Thomas-Greenfield’s vision for Iran and Israel at the UN.

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