The White House announced Wednesday that President Joe Biden nominated Cindy McCain (widow of late Republican Senator John McCain) to serve as U.S. representative at the United Nations agencies food and agriculture.
According to a White House statement, Biden also appointed Jack Markell, a former Democratic governor from Delaware, as the U.S. representative at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
They were one of 17 nominees that were sent to the Senate for confirmation.
McCain voted for Biden in the November election, in which the Democrat defeated Republican president Donald Trump. Trump had previously criticized McCain’s spouse. John McCain died in 2018.
She would be the ambassador of the United States to the Rome-based U.N. World Food Programme and U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, respectively, if she is confirmed for the position.
McCain is the chair and director at Hensley Beverage Co in Phoenix, which distributes wine and spirits as well as non-alcoholic beverages.
Claire Cronin, a Massachusetts Democratic state representative, was nominated as U.S. Ambassador to Ireland. Fiona Whelan Prine (widow of the late singer-songwriter John Prime) was also nominated to the National Council on the Arts.