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Trump to nominate Scott Brown as ambassador to New Zealand

Pres. Trump announces he'll nominate former senator Scott Brown to be Ambassador to New Zealand. Scott Brown to serve as the country's next ambassador to New Zealand, a major non-NATO ally of the United States.

Trump had been rumored to be considering Brown to become the secretary of veterans affairs, but Brown did not get that post. In 2014, he was the Republican nominee for the US Senate in New Hampshire but lost to incumbent Sen.

As a senator, Mr Brown supported the use of waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques", the New Zealand Herald reported.

A veteran Republican state legislator who rocked the political world in 2010 by winning a long-odds election for the Senate seat held for 47 years by Edward M. Kennedy, Brown announced support for Trump days before the pivotal New Hampshire primary.

A statement issued by the White House on Friday said Brown, from Massachussetts, had served in the National Guard before receiving his law degree at Boston College Law School. The Globe's Roy Greene, for his part, thinks Scott Brown and New Zealand, due to their good looks and reputations for ruggedness, would be a great mix. Brown has been a political contributor for Fox News.

Brown lost a re-election bid in 2012 to Democrat Elizabeth Warren.

Trump aides did not immediately respond to requests for additional information.

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