Cindy McCain Says She'd Be 'Honored' to Serve Ambassadorship for Biden
Cindy McCain, wife of the late Sen. John McCain, in 2018. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Sunday, 02 May 2021 11:56 AM
Cindy McCain, widow of GOP Arizona Sen. John McCain, said Sunday she’d be “honored to serve” if President Joe Biden picked her for an ambassadorship.
In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” McCain said she’s proud of the work she’s done so far for the administration in “human trafficking and human rights violations.”
“I was grateful to be able to endorse him and be a part of the campaign,” she said of Biden. “So I will, in whatever way that he sees fit, I will be proud and honored to serve.”
McCain is reportedly being vetted for the position of U.S. ambassador to the U.N. World Food Program, which is based in Rome.
She currently chairs the McCain Institute board of trustees, which works to fight world hunger and human trafficking, and has previously worked with the U.N. World Food Program.
McCain raised eyebrows when she endorsed Biden over former President Donald Trump, who repeatedly clashed with the late senator politically and personally.
"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," she tweeted in September.
In the CNN interview, McCain also warned that the pullout of U.S. troops from Afghanistan must be done in the “correct way.”
“I've often thought what John would say right now, what you would be feeling and thinking about the pullout, and I think it would be more about how we pull out. It is, as you've seen, the Taliban and al-Qaida are both spinning back up again,” she said.
“I’m not one to judge whether or not this is right or wrong. I don't have any military expertise. But I do know many lives were lost,” she added. “And unless we do this the correct way, and I believe we will, I believe in the president, that the whole efforts will be for nothing unless we do it correctly.”