Trump to nominate Scott Brown as ambassador to New Zealand

NOV. 21 2016 FILE

Trump announced his intent to nominate Scott Brown to be the next U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand on Thursday

US President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate the former MA representative for the role.

Brown backed Trump during the presidential campaign and was rewarded with the cushy gig in the Southwestern Pacific nation known for its handsome beaches, volcanoes and dramatic views of Mount Victoria. Like Cabinet members, ambassadors require Senate confirmation - so, assuming the Senate does confirm him, it could be months before Brown assumes his post.

Warren defeated Brown in his re-election bid in 2012.

He then moved to New Hampshire, ran for Senate there, and lost again.

Brown is now a contributor to Fox News Channel. After Trump's own stunning win, Brown said he was under consideration to head the Veterans Administration.

Brown, a Republican, was a strong supporter of the Republican Trump's presidential campaign.

Brown supported trying suspected terrorists in military tribunals and not civilian courts. Brown's endorsement came at an especially critical time for Trump, one day after he lost the pivotal Iowa caucuses to Sen.

Rumors that Brown would soon be headed to the other side of the planet to serve in the role first emerged earlier this year.

"President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Scott Brown as Ambassador to New Zealand", said the White House in a press release on Thursday, according to a report by The Boston Globe.

"Man tipped for United States ambassador role in NZ a former nude model who supports waterboarding", The New Zealand Herald wrote on Thursday.

Brown posed almost nude for Cosmopolitan in 1982 after winning the magazine's "America's Sexiest Man" contest.

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