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Embattled ambassador nominee confirmed with GOP support

Posted on AllSides March 15th, 2023
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Former Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti won a Senate vote on Wednesday to become President Biden’s ambassador to India, winning the support of 7 Republican senators to help him win a majority.

The big picture: Biden nominated Garcetti to be ambassador to India in July 2021. The ex-mayor's nomination was stalled over questions about how he handled allegations of harassment by his staff.

Why it matters: Nearly two years after he was nominated, Garcetti will now be ambassador to the world’s biggest democracy as his administration works to counter China’s...

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