A Senate committee on Wednesday voted to advance the embattled nomination of Eric Garcetti to be ambassador to India.
The vote was 13-8, primarily alongside celebration traces. Two Republicans Sens. Todd Younger of Indiana and Invoice Hagerty of Tennessee voted with Democrats to help the nominee.
The following step is for Garcetti to get a vote on the ground of the US Senate. It nonetheless will not be clear the place the votes stand, however the reality he has two Republican votes in committee signifies he has some wiggle room on the ground to lose a handful of Democratic votes and nonetheless win the job.
Garcetti cleared the identical committee hurdle final Congress, however that was earlier than he confronted headwinds over an issue from when he was mayor of Los Angeles.
CNN reported final 12 months considerations over the nomination centered round a former worker in Garcetti’s mayoral workplace who has accused him of ignoring alleged sexual harassment and bullying by one among his former senior aides. Garcetti has repeatedly denied the allegations that he ignored the alleged harassment.