During President Joe Biden’s campaign for the presidency, friend Cindy McCain, wife of the late Republican Sen. John McCain, spoke glowingly of her husband’s Democratic friend and longtime colleague. That type of bipartisanship is certainly laudable, albeit odd in modern times, but it’s also a characteristic that all of those who work in government should have.
I am deeply honored and look forward the work ahead. https://t.co/8nSDLxizHo
— Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) June 23, 2021
Now, McCain and Biden will work together on projects to increase access to food and resources in the current presidential administration. On Wednesday, Biden announced a number of cabinet nominations, including his nomination for “Nominee for U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, with rank of Ambassador,” Cindy Hensley McCain.
The wife of the former senator and presidential candidate began doing nonprofit work since 1988 when she founded the American Voluntary Medical Team, an organization that funded trips by medical professionals to underserved areas of the world. McCain has previously done work as a philanthropist for organizations like Operation Smile and Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) and has most recently put her time and support into the fight against global human trafficking. Her experience with both humanitarian work and politics makes her uniquely positioned to serve as a U.N. ambassador.
Twitter was eager to extend a warm welcome to McCain upon the announcement of her nomination. Read some of their comments below:
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