President Joe Biden is considering appointing Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to a diplomatic post — likely U.S. Ambassador to India, according to a report Tuesday evening by Axios.
The second-term mayor was an early backer of Biden’s campaign. But in December, he turned down an offer to serve in the Biden administration. As Breitbart News, citing Politico, reported at the time:
“Joe Biden has told me for the last two years that he was very interested in me coming to Washington, D.C., and there were things on the table for me,” Garcetti said.
He added: “As the administration reached out to me about serving, I let them know early this week that my city needs me now, and then I want to be here and that I need to be here.”
However, Garcetti’s calculations may have changed, as Axios reported (original emphasis):
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