Scott Brown, the former senator from Massachusetts ousted by Democrat Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley — Presented by Connected Commerce Council — Incident reporting language left out of package Exporting gas means higher monthly energy bills for American families Senators turn up the heat on Amazon, data brokers during hearing MORE in 2012, is under consideration to serve as President Trump’s ambassador to New Zealand, the Boston Globe reported Friday.
Brown was a rumored pick for Trump’s secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), but the position was ultimately given to David Shulkin, who led the VA’s healthcare system during the Obama administration.
Sources told the Globe that Brown’s consideration for the Wellington post was still in its early phase, and he could ultimately be asked to take on another role. All ambassadors have to undergo the Senate confirmation process.
Brown was an early backer of Trump's White House campaign, endorsing the real estate mogul ahead of the New Hampshire primary, which Trump won.
Brown won a special election in 2010 following the death of former Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), but failed to win a full Senate term, being defeated by progressive firebrand Warren two years later.
After the defeat, Brown ran unsuccessfully for Senate in New Hampshire against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenBiden tries to tamp down tensions with Putin call Biden administration resists tougher Russia sanctions in Congress GOP holds on Biden nominees set back gains for women in top positions MORE in 2014.