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Garcetti says LA mayor should be ‘busy in the world’ when pressed on potential Biden ambassador pick


As news broke that he could be President Biden’s choice for US ambassador to India, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has dismissed the reports as speculative.

He did it again at a news conference on Wednesday, where he signed off on the city’s budget, saying he would talk when there were any real job offers.

But as journalists pressured Garcetti over the prospect of Biden’s appointment, he offered a glimpse of his thinking on a possible early departure and how serving as an elected official could be a training base for a diplomat.

“I don’t think you can solve LA’s problems without joining the world, which is how I tried to lead as a mayor,” Garcetti said. “And conversely, we can’t solve the world’s problems without being part of LA as well.”

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