Washington, Aug 1 : The US Senate has confirmed former Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft as the next US Ambassador to the United Nations. The Senate confirmed Craft by a vote of 56-34, the press gallery said in a tweet on Wednesday.
Earlier, Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations committee released a report outlining the case for the Senate to reject Craft’s nomination because she was unqualified and had potential conflicts of interest, Sputnik reported. As US Envoy to Canada, Craft was involved in President Donald Trump’s negotiations with Ottawa to replace the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Craft previously served as a US delegate to the UN in 2007 under President George W. Bush. Her husband, billionaire Joseph Craft, is the CEO of coal giant Alliance Resource Partners, a company that has complained about global climate change mechanisms - including the 2016 Paris Accord. UNI