President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced 17 nominations for key roles in his administration. Cindy McCain, the widow of the late GOP Sen. John McCain, has been tapped for the position of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations World Food Programme and Claire Cronin, the second-ranking Democrat within the Massachusetts House, has been nominated to take the mantle of ambassador to Ireland.
McCain’s nomination has been within the works for a while, The New York Times reported. She endorsed Biden through the all-virtual Democratic National Convention final 12 months, saying in a video that the Democrat was the “only” candidate “who stands up for our values as a nation.”
“My husband John lived by a code: country first. We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost,” she stated.
More not too long ago, McCain told CNN in an interview that she’d be “proud and honored to serve” within the Biden administration.
The Senate might want to approve McCain’s appointment earlier than it’s finalized. As ambassador to the UN meals program, McCain — a businesswoman and philanthropist — would symbolize the U.S. in three UN companies for meals and agriculture positioned in Rome, all of that are geared toward defeating international starvation and enhancing meals safety.