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Cindy McCain Has Been Nominated By Vice President Joe Biden To Be The United States' Ambassador To The United Nations Food And Agriculture Organization.
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Cindy McCain Has Been Nominated By Vice President Joe Biden To Be The United States' Ambassador To The United Nations Food And Agriculture Organization.


President Joe Biden announced 17 nominations for key positions in his administration on Wednesday, including Cindy McCain, the widow of late Republican Sen. John McCain, for the position of US ambassador to the United Nations World Food Programme, and Claire Cronin, the second-ranking Democrat in the Massachusetts House, for the position of ambassador to Ireland.

According to The New York Times, McCain's nomination has been in the works for some time. She endorsed Biden during the all-virtual Democratic National Convention last year, 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 first and foremost Americans,” she explained.

McCain recently told CNN that she would be “proud and honored to serve” in Biden’s administration.

Just in: Biden announces 17 nominations, including Cindy McCain for Ambassador to the United Nations World Food and Agriculture Organization. Here are the details >> pic.twitter.com/y5JrSJ8ER0 — Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) June 23, 2021

Before McCain's appointment is finalized, the Senate must approve it. As ambassador to the UN food program, McCain, a businesswoman and philanthropist, would represent the United States in three UN agencies for food and agriculture based in Rome, all of which are aimed at eradicating global hunger and improving food security.

McCain expressed gratitude for the nomination on Twitter, saying she was "deeply honored" and looking forward to "the work ahead."

I am deeply honored and look forward to the work ahead. — Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) June 23, 2021

Biden also nominated former Delaware governor Jack Markell for the position of ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and Michael Carpenter, managing director of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania, for the position of ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

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