If confirmed by the Senate, McCain — the widow of longtime Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona
, whose relationship with the President spanned decades — will represent the US in a specialized UN role focused on ending global hunger and expanding access to quality foods worldwide.
“I am deeply honored and look forward the work ahead,” McCain wrote in a tweet.
The announcement underscores Biden’s push for bipartisanship in Washington — and the path traveled by McCain, a lifelong Republican, into the embrace of the Democratic Party after former President Donald Trump made an enemy of John McCain
, the GOP’s 2008 president nominee.
Cindy McCain endorsed Biden
during the 2020 presidential race and was later featured in campaign ads describing him as a leader who can cross party lines and unite the country.
“My husband John lived by a code: country first. We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost. There’s only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is @JoeBiden,” McCain said in a series of tweets last September.