US: Former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will be the new US Ambassador to India. The US Senate has sealed Garcetti's nomination. His nomination as US ambassador to India was approved by a 52-42 vote in the Senate. Let us tell you that the post of American Ambassador to India was vacant for the last two years.
US: Former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will be the new US Ambassador to India. The US Senate has sealed Garcetti’s nomination. His nomination as US ambassador to India was approved by a 52-42 vote in the Senate. Let us tell you that the post of American Ambassador to India was vacant for the last two years.
Eric Garcetti expressed his happiness after his nomination was approved by the US Senate. He said in a statement that he was very happy with today’s result, which was necessary to fill the important post that had been lying vacant for a long time. He further said, ‘I am grateful to President Joe Biden and the White House. I am ready and eager to start my service representing our vital interests in India.
Earlier, the US ambassador to India was Kenneth Juster, but he resigned from the post in January 2021 after the change of government in the US. After this, in July 2021, President Joe Biden announced the appointment of Eric Garcetti as Ambassador to India. However, his nomination was not brought up for a vote in Parliament, as the ruling Democratic Party did not have enough support in Parliament.
Only last week, the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee approved Eric Garcetti’s nomination for Ambassador to India and sent it to the Senate for approval. The committee approved his nomination by a vote of 13-8. All Democrats on the Foreign Affairs Committee, as well as Republican Senators Todd Young and Bill Herty, voted for Eric Garcetti.
Eric Garcetti is considered close to US President Joe Biden. He has been co-chairman of Biden’s election campaign. He is still the closest and most important political ally of the President. It was believed that he could join Biden’s cabinet. But his chances came to an end after the Rick Jacobs controversy.
Who is Eric Garcetti?
Eric Garcetti was born on February 4, 1971 in Los Angeles. Eric is an avid photographer, jazz pianist and composer. He has been a lieutenant in the Reserve Information Dominance Corps of the US Navy. For the first time in 2013, he contested and won the mayoral election of Los Angeles. Became mayor again in 2017. Prior to this, from 2006 to 2012, he had also been the President of the Los Angeles City Council. He and his family lived in Echo Park before he was elected mayor. Eric is considered close to Biden. Eric, 50, was part of Joe Biden’s election campaign in the presidential election. Biden was also a major political ally.
Rick Jacobs, a close aide of Eric Garcetti, has been accused of sexual assault. It is alleged that Eric ignored the matter during his tenure as mayor. Due to this allegation, the appointment of Eric Garcetti was not being done. Along with the opposition Republican Party, some Democrat MPs were also opposing Eric Garcetti’s claim.