This happened after the Republican senator withdrew his objections to her candidacy.

The Senate confirmed Julianne Smith as President Biden’s ambassador to NATO after Republican Senator Josh Hawley agreed to lift the “blocking” of her candidacy.

Smith’s statement, which was presented by Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, was supported without objection.

The post of ambassador to NATO is considered an important stronghold in the field of security in the face of growing threats from Russia against the United States and Europe.

The confirmation vote passed quickly after Hawley lifted the block. A similar tactic is used by several Republican senators, expressing disagreement with Biden’s policy.

Hawley said Thursday that he lifted the lockdown after receiving assurances that Smith would seek increased defense spending from NATO allies.