Former Vice President of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti was sworn as the U.S. ambassador to India on Friday. He was honored by Vice President, Kamala Harris at the ceremony where Garcetti was accompanied by his immediate family members including his wife, daughter and parents.
Earlier in the month, the US Senate confirmed Garcetti's nomination after a long, two year hiatus as he was dealing with allegations over a “assault and sexual harassment against a former top aide,” fast-forward today, where Garcetti fills in the diplomatic role.
According to Daily News, [about] seven Republicans voted in favor of Garcetti in the 52-42 vote, but three fellow Democrats voted against him.
Garcetti mentioned after the vote, that he was “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.”