Cindy McCain, the widow of the late John McCain, may become the country’s U.K. Ambassador in the incoming Biden administration, according to the Times of London. Although McCain is a Republican, she endorsed Joe Biden in the lead-up to Election Day, and she’s been serving as an adviser for the Biden transition team. Biden won Arizona, nabbing the state as a Democratic presidential nominee for the first time since the 1990s, when Bill Clinton was on the ballot. On Election Day, Arizona also elected its second Democratic U.S. Senator, Mark Kelly.
As for McCain’s potential Biden administration role as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, a source told the Times that the job is “hers if she wants it.” In public, Cindy does not appear to have conclusively indicated one way or the other whether she would accept a job in the Biden administration. Asked during a recent appearance on the daytime talk show The View about potentially serving in a Biden cabinet, Cindy observed that “this is an administration that’s going to be all-inclusive and there is a role for Republicans in the administration.” Biden himself has already indicated that he is open to the idea of naming Republicans to important roles in his administration.
Before Election Day, Biden enjoyed the support of Republican defectors including the interests behind groups including The Lincoln Project and Republican Voters Against Trump. More recently, GOP Senators including Susan Collins and Mitt Romney have derided outgoing President Donald Trump’s attempts to undercut the election results. Trump has refused to conclusively acknowledge that a Biden administration will ever occupy the White House at all. However, there’s no meaningful evidence for his repeated bombastic claims of widespread election fraud. Local election officials and even the Department of Homeland Security have confirmed the absence of evidence of widespread election fraud.
Biden has already publicly confirmed his nominees for key posts in his imminent administration. He’s naming Tony Blinken for Secretary of State and Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland Security; both individuals have previously worked at their respective departments. Biden has also named Linda Thomas-Greenfield as his pick for Ambassador to the United Nations and John Kerry as a special presidential envoy on climate change.