(FreedomBeacon.com)- Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz said this week that he does not intend to delay the confirmation of President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the next ambassador to China, according to a source close to the former presidential candidate.
The decision, according to Axios, is indicative of a bipartisan consensus in Congress that the threat China poses to the United States is too serious to ignore. Nicholas Burns, President Biden’s nominee has a long history in this area, is a career diplomat, and is widely considered to be well qualified to take on the new role.
It must be true if even Senator Cruz is willing to avoid delaying his confirmation, as the Texas senator has previously stalled the confirmation of other Biden nominees.
Following President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline between the United States and China and lift sanctions on the Russia-to-Germany Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the Texas senator initiated a campaign to stall every State Department nominee’s confirmation.
Cruz is one of the primary reasons why President Joe Biden is way behind in terms of confirming officials to his government, and Democrats are made about it. Cruz has been accused of everything from racism to purposely hurting the United States’ national security interests.
But clearly, if Cruz thinks a nominee is worthwhile and it’s in the interests of the United States’ security interests, he’s willing to back down.
Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican representing Missouri who has vowed to block all of President Joe Biden’s national security nominees, has reportedly not yet decided about whether or not he will stall the confirmation of the nominated China ambassador.