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Nearly 2 years later, U.S. confirms Garcetti as ambassador to India

Washington fills crucial hole in global strategy, after nominee faced scandal

Eric Garcetti, then mayor of Los Angeles, speaks during the ninth Summit of the Americas, held during June 2022 in the city.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. Senate confirmed President Joe Biden's nominee Eric Garcetti as ambassador to India on Wednesday, ending a nearly two-year nomination fight over allegations the former Los Angeles mayor mishandled workplace harassment complaints.

Senators backed Garcetti by a 52-42 vote, as seven Republicans joined the majority of Democrats in supporting Garcetti and three Democrats joined most Republicans in voting "no."

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