Trump Nominates Scott Brown As US Ambassador To New Zealand

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown speaks Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at the New Hampshire Republican Party summit in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) as U.S. ambassador to New Zealand.

In a statement announcing Brown’s nomination, the White House noted his career in politics and law, as well as his work as a “political contributor” at Fox News.

“I’m sure you’ll make the people of MA proud,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wrote in a tweet congratulating Brown on his nomination.”

In February, amid speculation that Trump was considering Brown for the position, the New Zealand Herald gave readers a succinct summary of the former senator’s “colourful past” in a story headlined “Man tipped for US ambassador role in NZ a former nude model who supports waterboarding.”

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