Report: Cindy McCain to Be Named US Ambassador

Politico says she is being vetted for World Food Programme role
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2021 1:22 PM CDT
Report: Cindy McCain to Be Named US Ambassador
In this Jan. 13, 2020, photo, Cindy McCain waves to the crowd at the opening day of the legislative session at the Capitol in Phoenix.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

She endorsed Joe Biden for president and was censured by the Arizona GOP, but Cindy McCain is still a Republican—and sources tell Politico that she is set to become the first Republican nominated to a Senate-confirmed role in Biden's administration. The sources say McCain, the 66-year-old widow of Sen. John McCain, is being vetted for the position of US ambassador to the United Nations' World Food Programme, which is based in Rome. McCain is a longtime philanthropist who has worked with the UN program in the past. The Hill notes after Biden became the first Democrat to win Arizona since 1996, it was partially credited to the endorsement from McCain, whose husband was criticized by Donald Trump before and after his death in 2018. (More Cindy McCain stories.)

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