President Trump announced his intent on Thursday to nominate former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown ambassador to New Zealand.
The White House issued a statement announcing the plan:
If confirmed, Scott Brown of Massachusetts will serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to New Zealand. Mr. Brown is a lawyer and former United States Senator. Mr. Brown served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard before receiving his law degree from Boston College Law School. He then went on to serve in the Massachusetts legislature for over a decade before winning the special election for Ted Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat in 2010. Since serving in the Senate, Mr. Brown has been a political contributor for Fox News.
Brown, who ran unsuccessfully for a Senate seat in New Hampshire in 2014, was an early, if not surprising, supporter of Trump’s. Considered a moderate, Brown endorsed Trump ahead of the New Hampshire primaries in February.
Brown lost his Senate seat to Elizabeth Warren during the 2012 election. He narrowly lost to Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in the 2014 New Hampshire race.