This happened a few days before the US presidency of the Security Council.

The Senate confirmed Linda Thomas-Greenfield as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations after delays stemming from objections from some Republicans.

78 votes decided in favor and 20 against.

Her confirmation came less than a week before March 1, when the United States will assume the UN Security Council presidency.

She will also take a seat in President Biden’s cabinet.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the Thomas-Greenfield statement “confirms President Biden’s commitment to restoring and expanding American leadership on the world stage.”