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Politics Biden taps two fundraisers, ex state rep as ambassadors

01:20  23 september  2021
01:20  23 september  2021 Source:   msn.com

These 16 Republicans voted against speeding up visas for Afghans fleeing the Taliban

  These 16 Republicans voted against speeding up visas for Afghans fleeing the Taliban Some Republicans now criticizing Biden voted to block legislation that would have expedited visas to help Afghanistan civilians fleeing the Taliban.The House overwhelmingly passed a bill to make it easier for Afghans who assisted the American military to relocate to the U.S. The Averting Loss of Life and Injury by Expediting SIVs Act (ALLIES) Act was approved by a 407-16 vote on July 22. The 16 "no" votes were all from Republicans.

President Biden has tapped a former Danish reality television star to serve as the State Department’s new chief of protocol. Rufus Gifford became a sensation in Copenhagen while serving as ambassador to Denmark during Barack Obama’s second term after starring in two seasons in the show “Jeg er After leaving Copenhagen, Gifford attempted a run for Congress in Massachusetts before heading back to the private sector as a consultant. He returned to public life to serve as a Deputy Campaign Manager for Joe Biden ’s 2020 presidential campaign. Rufus Gifford was the Ambassador to Denmark during

(AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating two major Democratic donors to serve as ambassadors to Argentina and Switzerland. The White House announced Friday that Biden has picked LGBT rights activist and philanthropist Scott Miller to serve as his administration's envoy to Bern and trial lawyer Marc Stanley via FacebookA Republican legislator in Maine who lost his wife to COVID-19 last week appeared at a rally on Tuesday that featured a GOP colleague who compared the state ’s Democratic governor to a Nazi doctor who performed deadly experiments on Jews during the Holocaust. State Rep .

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that's he's nominating two major Democratic fundraisers and a former Georgia state lawmaker to serve as ambassadors.

President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual COVID-19 summit during the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) © Provided by Associated Press President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual COVID-19 summit during the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Erik Ramanathan, chairman of the public health nonprofit organization Heluna Health and an LGBT activist, was tapped for Sweden; Michael Adler, a South Florida real estate executive, was nominated for Belgium; and former longtime state lawmaker Calvin Smyre was picked to serve in the Dominican Republic.

Ramanathan and Adler were bundlers for Biden's latest presidential run and raised major contributions for former President Barack Obama. Smyre spent 47 years in the Georgia State Assembly and was chairman of the Democratic caucus within the assembly for over a decade.

Smyre was an early Biden backer in a state that he narrowly won. Biden was the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia since Bill Clinton in 1992.

Inside Biden's falling poll numbers: 5 reasons why the president's approval ratings have dropped .
Perhaps most troubling for President Biden: His support among independent voters – who helped carry him to victory over Donald Trump – has cratered.Biden's job approval dipped below 50% in several polls for the first time last month, and this week brought new lows: Gallup found Biden's approval rating has fallen to 43%, a 6-percentage point drop since August and the lowest of his presidency. A new Pew Research Center survey released Thursday has Biden's approval rating at 44%.

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