WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member, issued the following statement today after voting against the nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be President Joe Biden’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN):

“The Chinese Communist Party is one of the biggest threats the world faces. They regularly engage in market distorting practices which hurt American producers. They are ramping up their presence in space to weaken ours. They caused a global health pandemic and hid it from the world. Every day, they are carrying out horrendous acts of genocide against their own people. Yet despite all of this, President Biden has been either uninterested or unable to successfully articulate a plan to properly counteract their efforts, and his choice for Ambassador to the United Nations is another example of his failure to properly address this issue. The Biden Administration needs to get serious about developing a comprehensive response to the Chinese Communist Party and should nominate people who will be capable of carrying it out.”