Sep 10, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Senate confirms Kelly Craft to represent U.S. at UN General Assembly

Kelly Craft testifies at her nomination hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

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The Senate voted 56 to 38 on Tuesday to confirm Kelly Craft to represent the U.S. at the UN General Assembly meeting this month.

Why it matters: Craft was confirmed as U.S. ambassador to the UN in July, ending a months-long vacancy for the position after Nikki Haley stepped down at the end of 2018. Craft, who previously served as the U.S. ambassador to Canada and was a high-profile GOP donor in Kentucky, was recommended for the position by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Editor's note: This post has been corrected to reflect that today's vote was to confirm Craft as the U.S. representative to the UN General Assembly meeting.

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