Biden considers two Kennedy as ambassador candidates

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President Biden is considering appointing two Kennedy to represent him abroad: Caroline Kennedy will be the US Ambassador to Australia and Vicky Kennedy will be on his radar in Western Europe. ing.

Why it’s important: With JFK’s daughter and the widow of Senator Ted Kennedy, Biden will reach out of the pool of his major campaign donors. He will also spotlight America’s most famous political dynasty and honor his late friend and mentor.

Flashback: Biden, who shares the family’s Irish Catholic heritage, sent a for for a resignation to Ted in 2009 and served with him in the Senate for 36 years.

Details: Greenberg Traurig’s lawyer and gun control advocate, Vicki, met Biden through her husband.

  • Caroline is President Obama’s second ambassador to Japan and is familiar with the issues in the Asia-Pacific region where AP first took place. report She may be heading.

  • The White House declined to comment. People close to the process emphasized that there was nothing final until the White House sent a formal announcement.

Leading the news: Mr. Biden will make some formal offers to the candidates over the weekend and will announce his first ambassador candidate later this week.

  • Friday he Announced Rufus Gifford was elected State Department Protocol Chief.

  • Government officials have been vigorously investigating the first group of political ambassadors, hoping to avoid negative headlines.

conspiracy: In addition to political allies such as former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Biden has raised millions of dollars in zoom from his campaign on behalf of several donors. , Likely to reward longtime friends and aides.

  • Biden will nominate Cindy McCain as a special envoy for Rome’s World Food Program.

  • Former diplomat Michael Carpenter, managing director of the Penn Biden Center for Foreign Affairs and Global Engagement, is being considered for a position in Europe.

Some donors May cut:

  • Cynthia Theres, a clinical professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral science at the University of California, Los Angeles, is considering joining Costa Rica. She and her husband, Joe Wads, hosted Biden’s fundraising campaign in 2019 with Hollywood celebrities Jeffrey Katzenberg and Rob Reiner.

  • Former UBS Wealth Manager and LGBTQ activist Scott Miller is discussing Switzerland. He and his husband Tim Gill are prominent philanthropists for the LGBTQ cause.

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