Biden has appointed Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Shuwanza Goff to a prominent position in her administration
President-elect Joe Biden called a veteran diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN Ambassador to the UN and Shuwanza Goff as Deputy Director of the Office for Legislative Affairs. By electing two prominent black women to join the administration, Biden is fulfilling his promise to choose from a diverse pool of candidates.
The washington post office over the weekend, she reported that the former foreign service official would be a remarkable and significant black woman in Biden’s cabinet and in a diplomatic government post. Biden confirmed the announcement on Monday.
Under the Biden-Harris government, American national security and foreign policy will be led by experienced professionals who are ready to restore principled leadership on the world stage and dignified leadership at home. More information: https://t.co/ojrTxrzafV
– Presidential transition Biden-Harris (@ Transition46) November 23, 2020
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In a tweet, Thomas-Greenfield explained how his mother taught him “kindness and compassion” and that he would continue these lessons if confirmed.
My mother taught me to lead with the power of kindness and compassion to make the world a better place. I have taken this lesson throughout my career at the State Department – and if confirmed, it will do the same as the Ambassador to the United Nations.
– Linda Thomas-Greenfield (@LindaT_G) November 23, 2020
Thomas-Greenfield’s choice was praised by those who know him.
“He understands peacekeeping, he understands the UN, he understands the developing world,” he said. Wendy Sherman, who served as the Deputy Political Secretary of State for the Obama Administration USA ma on Monday.
Former member of Congress Tom Perriello described it as a “power plant” in a tweet.
– Indeed, a diplomatic powerhouse! Amb. Linda Thomas-Greenfield tweeted experiences, gravitations, relationships, and the most valuable of virtues — wisdom. ”
“As the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Amb @LindaT_G can also play a key role in encouraging a new generation of Americans to consider a diplomatic career. We need to rebuild our diplomatic corps, using every part of the American community. “
Amb. As the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Amb @LindaT_G it could also play a key role in encouraging a new generation of Americans to consider a diplomatic career. We need to rebuild our diplomatic corps, relying on all parts of our American community.
– Tom Perriello (@tomperriello) November 23, 2020
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Thomas-Greenfield, known by the State Department as “LTG,” has a formidable sequel. From 2013 to 2017, he was Deputy Secretary of State for African Affairs, former President Barack Obama. After a 35-year career, he announced his retirement from the department in 2017.
He then worked as a senior consultant at Albright Stonebridge Consulting, where he is currently on leave. He was founded by his mentor, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright.
Reema Dodin and Shuwanza Goff each was appointed Deputy Director of the Office for Legislative Affairs. In the first part of the black woman, Goff was previously the upstairs director of the majority head of the house Steny Hoyer helping Democrats set their agenda.
Repeat. James Clyburn in a statement from South Carolina, he praised Goff as “talented and excellent”.
“Shuwanza Goff is talented and experienced, with close ties on both sides of the corridor. He managed @HouseFloort seamlessly and is an excellent choice for WH footwear. ”- from Tweet.
“She may have been born in NY, but she’ll always be the daughter of SC, and we’re still proud.”
Shuwanza Goff is talented and experienced, with close ties on both sides of the corridor.
He directed the @HouseFloor seamlessly and an excellent choice for WH footwear.
She may have been born in NY, but she will always be the daughter of SC and we remain proud.
– James E. Clyburn (@WhipClyburn) November 23, 2020
Biden stressed the ability and commitment to his decisions and the need for all perspectives to be represented in his western wing.
“The American people can’t wait for our administration to get to work, and today’s appointments will advance our agenda and ensure that every American gets the right push,” Biden said in a statement. “We will have open gates to the hill in the Biden administration, and this team will ensure that their views are always represented in the White House.”
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President-elect Biden names the black women who play a key role in his administration, first appearing on TheGrio.