Sen. Cruz Won’t Delay Confirmation for Biden’s Ambassador to China

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz does not intend to delay the confirmation of President Joe Biden’s choice for ambassador to China, a source familiar with his decision told Axios.

The Texas senator’s decision is indicative of a bipartisan consensus that the threat to the United States from an increasingly aggressive Beijing is too vital to ignore and that Nicholas Burns, a former career diplomat, is one of the president’s most qualified nominees.

Cruz has stalled many other State Department nominees after Biden waived sanctions on the Russia-to-Germany Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. 

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