The practice of rewarding donors & supporter of the President should stop.
What does a local civic politician really know about a remote country?
Garcetti appointment to India is entirely ceremonial and patronizing as example.
13 nominees have been confirmed, 70 nominees being considered by the Senate;
and 32 positions currently do not have nominees.
Confirmed to their posts, include Turkey, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, Austria, Singapore, Kosovo, Israel & the United Nations.
Another 54 have been confirmed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee & are awaiting final approval by the full chamber.
Biden had appointed 77 ambassadors as of December 6.
Appointments to ambassadorship is costly, ceremonial, and therefore ineffectual & disfunctional.
Career diplomats & staff are in place and full qualified & knowledgeable about assigned country
1) Biden nominates L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti as U.S. ambassador to India – https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-07-09/la-mayor-garcetti-nominated-us-india-ambassador-biden
2) Biden nominates L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti as U.S. ambassador to India – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/14/top-us-diplomat-calls-on-senate-to-confirm-ambassadors