Former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will be the new US Ambassador to India. The US Senate has confirmed Garcetti’s nomination. His nomination as US Ambassador to India was approved in the Senate by 52-42. Let us inform that the post of US Ambassador to India was vacant for the last two years.
It is worth mentioning that earlier the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee had approved the nomination of Eric Garcetti 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.
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.
Eric’s association with controversies
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.
Garcetti is considered close to President Biden
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.
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