Biden To Tap Cindy McCain For Ambassadorship

Former Vice President Joe Biden and the wife of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Cindy McCain, stand together after Cindy McCain receives the Ewald-von-Kleis Prize on behalf of her husband in Munich, Germany, on 17 February ... Former Vice President Joe Biden and the wife of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Cindy McCain, stand together after Cindy McCain receives the Ewald-von-Kleis Prize on behalf of her husband in Munich, Germany, on 17 February 2018. (Photo by Andreas Gebert/picture alliance via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 12, 2021 8:37 a.m.

President Joe Biden is gearing up to tap Cindy McCain, the wife of late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), as his first GOP appointee in his administration that requires a Senate confirmation, according to Politico.

The administration is reportedly vetting McCain for an ambassadorship to the U.N. World Food Programme in Rome, Italy.

Biden had touted McCain’s endorsement during the presidential election last fall before he defeated Republican incumbent Donald Trump in Arizona.

McCain said in her endorsement that between Biden and Trump, who frequently attacked her husband, the Democrat was the only candidate “who stands up for our values as a nation.”

“Joe and I don’t always agree on the issues, and I know he and John certainly had some passionate arguments, but he is a good and honest man,” McCain tweeted at the time. “He will lead us with dignity.”

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