Seven Republicans Help Confirm Embattled Biden Nominee As Ambassador To India | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Daniel Chaitin.

    Senators, including seven Republicans, voted on Wednesday to confirm President Joe Biden's nominee to serve as U.S. ambassador to India, embattled former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

    The Senate voted 52-42 to send Garcetti to New Delhi.

    The seven Republicans who voted in favor of moving forward were: Bill Cassidy (LA), Susan Collins (ME), Steve Daines (MT), Lindsey Graham (SC), Bill Hagerty (TN), Roger Marshall (KS), and Todd Young (IN).

    Three Democrats voted against his nomination. Six senators did not vote.

    "I'm thrilled with today's outcome, which was a decisive and bipartisan decision to fill a critical post that has been vacant for far too long. Now the hard work begins," Garcetti said in a statement.

    Garcetti is a Democrat who served as mayor of Los Angeles from 2013 to 2022 and was named co-chair of Biden's campaign in 2020. After Biden became president, he first nominated Garcetti to be ambassador to India in July 2021. Garcetti was nominated again earlier this year for the new session of Congress.

    The nomination was held up amid claims that Garcetti may have ignored sexual misconduct allegations against a top aide when he was mayor. Naomi Seligman, a former communication's director for Garcetti, told CNN on Monday that Garcetti is "unfit to become an ambassador or really to hold public office anywhere in this country or this world."

    A review by staff for Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) found Garcetti "likely knew, or should have known, that his former senior advisor was sexually harassing and making racist remarks toward multiple individuals."

    Garcetti denied the assertions, insisting he did not witness any inappropriate behavior.

    The White House voiced support for Garcetti up until he was confirmed, with spokesperson Olivia Dalton saying Biden "believes that we have a crucial and consequential partnership with India and that Mayor Garcetti will make a strong and effective ambassador," according to the Associated Press.

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee opted to advance Garcetti's nomination last week by a 13-8 vote. GOP support to proceed with Garcetti's nomination earlier on Wednesday prompted outrage from at least one prominent Republican figure.

    "Why are Republican Senators throwing a lifeline to save a radical Dem like Eric Garcetti? Dems would NEVER do this to save a Republican nominee in peril," tweeted Donald Trump Jr. "This type of weakness is exactly why we're losing our country. Dems play hardball, while Republicans keep playing tee-ball."

    One of the Republicans who voted to move forward with Garcetti's nomination, Young, told CNN that senators had to "balance concerns" with the nominee against national security imperatives.

    In lieu of a Senate-confirmed ambassador to India, multiple temporary envoys have held the diplomatic post since Biden took office.

    "The United States-India relationship is extremely important, and it's a very good thing we now have an ambassador," said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

It has been far too many years since the Woke theology interlaced its canons within the fabric of the Indoctrination Realm, so it is nigh time to ask: Does this Representative Republic continue, as a functioning society of a self-governed people, by contending with the unusual, self absorbed dictates of the Woke, and their vast array of Victimhood scenarios?
  Yes, the Religion of Woke must continue; there are so many groups of underprivileged, underserved, a direct result of unrelenting Inequity; they deserve everything.
  No; the Woke fools must be toppled from their self-anointed pedestal; a functioning society of a good Constitutional people cannot withstand this level of "existential" favoritism as it exists now.
  I just observe; with this thoughtful observation: What will happen "when the Vikings are breeching our walls;" how do the Woke react?
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