Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Wednesday backed President Barack Obama’s nominee to succeed Susan Rice as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
“I support President Obama’s nomination of Samantha Power to become the next U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations,” McCain said in a statement, according to NBC News. “I believe she is well-qualified for this important position and hope the Senate will move forward on her nomination as soon as possible.”
Power worked on Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and was the senior director for multilateral affairs and human rights at the National Security Council. She left the administration in February, believed at the time to be the front-runner to replace Rice at the United Nations if and when she left her post.