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  • White House expressed confidence in LA Mayor Garcetti
  • Eric Garcetti nominated by Joe Biden to be ambassador to India
  • Garcetti under lens for allegedly ignoring sexual harassment complaints

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Republican Senators are investigating whether Garcetti knew that his deputy Chief of Staff Rick Jacobs sexually harassed city employees.

With controversy hounding Joe Biden's choice for the US ambassadorship to India, the White House expressed confidence regarding the nomination.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has been chosen by the Biden administration to represent the country in India. However, his nomination is yet to be confirmed by the US Senate amid allegations that he ignored sexual harassment complaints in his office.


Republican Senators are investigating whether Garcetti knew that his deputy Chief of Staff Rick Jacobs sexually harassed city employees. Reports suggest that even Senators of Biden's Democratic party are on the fence regarding the nomination.


Garcetti has repeatedly denied the allegations.

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Regarding the delay in Garcetti's nomination, the White House said, "The President has confidence in Mayor Garcetti, believes he will be an excellent representative in India. We're continuing to engage with senators & working to earn bipartisan support for his nomination."

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