Trump to Nominate Scott Brown as New Zealand Ambassador

President Donald Trump announced Thursday his plan to nominate former Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown as ambassador to New Zealand.

The Senate must confirm the nomination. If confirmed, Brown will serve as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to New Zealand. 

Brown supported Trump during the presidential nomination and was considered for Trump's cabinet as secretary of Veterans Affairs.

He served as the senator of Massachusetts from 2010 until he was defeated by Elizabeth Warren in 2012.

Brown also ran for New Hampshire Senate in 2014, but was defeated by Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen.

He is currently a contributor to Fox News Channel.

In a Tweet, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker said "Congratulations to @SenScottBrown on your nomination to serve as U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand!"

Brown declined a request for a comment.

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