Former Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti to be new US ambassador to India
The US Senate voted 52-42 on Wednesday to confirm former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be the next US envoy to India. Read further on Dynamite News:
New Delhi: The US Senate voted 52-42 on Wednesday to confirm former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be the next US envoy to India.
Garcetti will be the first permanent ambassador to India under President Joe Biden after delays and drama over the nominee.
The former mayor's nomination was pending before the US Congress since July 2021 when he was nominated for the prestigious diplomatic posting by Biden. The position has remained vacant for more than two years.
Seven Republicans also voted in favour of the nomination, including Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Bill Hagerty of Tennessee, Susan Collins of Maine, Steve Daines of Montana, Todd Young of Indiana, Roger Marshall of Kansas and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.
Three Democrats voted in opposition of the nomination: Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Mark Kelly of Arizona.
The chamber voted earlier in the day to break a filibuster on the former Los Angeles mayor’s nomination, advancing it to a final confirmation vote. (with Agency inputs)