Prominent conservatives in the House of Representatives accused President Joe Biden’s ambassador to the United Nations of downplaying China using its growing political and economic clout in Africa to promote its communist ideology and undermine America’s global push to expand democracy.
In a report, the Republican Study Committee (RSC), chaired by Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), also linked Amb. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a U.S. State Department employee, to a group that held top Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials as clients.
“Thomas-Greenfield is former Senior Vice President for the Albright-Stonebridge Group, which has held a number of senior CCP officials as clients including Jin Ligang, a former senior Chinese government official,” it said, adding:
Ambassador Greenfield has a history of troubling comments praising and welcoming China’s role in Africa. As Senator Ted Cruz [R-TX] has pointed out, in 2006, Greenfield said she was not concerned about China’s growing influence in Africa, and