President Biden reportedly plans to nominate Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as the next U.S. ambassador to India.
Garcetti, a close Biden ally who served as co-chair for the president’s 2020 campaign, had been considered for a cabinet position, but a sexual harassment lawsuit against one of his aides may have lessened his chances, Axios reported Tuesday.
In December, Garcetti said he turned down a potential position at the White House because of the coronavirus crisis.
“As the administration reached out to me about serving,” he said, “I let them know early this week that my city needs me now, and that I want to be here, and that I need to be here.”
India is facing a resurgence of the virus that has overwhelmed hospitals.
Biden could reveal nominations for more than a dozen ambassadorships as e
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