If confirmed by the Senate, McCain – the widow of longtime Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona, whose relationship with the president has spanned decades – will represent the United States in a specialized UN role. focused on ending world hunger and expanding access to quality food. worldwide.
“I am deeply honored and look forward to the work ahead,” McCain wrote in a tweet.
Announcement highlights Biden’s push for two-party politics in Washington – and how far McCain, a longtime Republican, has come in the Democratic Party’s embrace after former President Donald Trump made an enemy of John McCain , the 2008 GOP candidate for president.
Cindy McCain backed Biden in the 2020 presidential race and was subsequently featured in campaign ads portraying him as a leader capable of crossing party lines and uniting the country.
In response, Biden had tweeted, “Cindy – I am deeply honored to have your support and friendship. This election is bigger than any political party. It requires all of us to come together as one America to restore the soul of the nation. Together we will make it happen. “
McCain is a member of the Human Trafficking Council of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University and is President and Director of the Hensley Beverage Company.
Wednesday’s announcement came alongside a series of others, including Claire Cronin – a Democrat from Massachusetts – who will serve as U.S. Ambassador to Ireland and Michael Carpenter – CEO of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. – as US Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
The president also chose former Delaware Gov. Jack Markell as U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, as well as eight choices to the National Arts Council, among others.