Cindy McCain expected to be rewarded with UK ambassadorship after bagging Arizona for Biden
The late Republican Senator John McCain’s widow, Cindy McCain, 66, endorsed Joe Biden back in September. After handing Arizona, a traditionally Republican state, to the Democrats in the 2020 presidential election, Biden is now expected to reward her by naming McCain as the UK ambassador for the United States. John McCain was a longtime friend of Joe Biden’s and who won by less than 11,000 votes in Arizona.
John McCain was seen as a moderate in the Republican Party and was known for siding more with the Democrats than his fellow GOPers. His widow is now following in his footsteps aligning herself with a Biden administration.
The UK ambassadorship is “hers if she wants it,” a source close to Biden told The Times of London. “She delivered Arizona. They know that.”
Cindy McCain is part of the Never-Trumpers coalition that sought to oust President Trump in this election. Trump and John McCain were not friendly towards each other and the animosity in that relationship has carried on past McCain’s death.
McCain died of a malignant brain tumor in August of 2018, he was 81. The McCain family explicitly requested that the president not attend the late senator’s funeral.
Trump infamously said that John McCain was not “a war hero because he was captured” and that he preferred “people that weren’t captured.” President Trump also did not approve of McCain’s move so sink his own party’s efforts to repeal Obamacare in July 2017.
The last time a Democrat won Arizona was in 1996 when Bill Clinton snagged 46 percent of the vote there. Clinton was running again Senator Bob Dole, a weak Republican candidate and a strong third-party candidate, Texas billionaire Ross Perot. Perot took just enough of the vote to clinch a Clinton victory that year.
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.
— Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) September 22, 2020
Cindy McCain is said to be a great admirer of the UK and Britain. But there is no word yet if she is interested in the position.
Since her husband’s death, Cindy McCain has primarily focused on charitable and philanthropic endeavors. But she also waded into the 2020 election to make sure her state did not reelect Donald Trump. She also serves as chair of the board of trustees of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University. Cindy carries on her husband’s globalist endeavors through his foundation and the university.
The ambassadorship to London is considered one of the most sought-after positions in the United States Foreign Service, though it is often given to political allies who help the president win the election.
America’s current minister to the Court of St. James is Robert Wood Johnson IV, a Trump appointee and longtime Republican Party donor who is also the heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune.
In an interview after Biden’s victory, Cindy celebrated the election results and told Republicans: “It’s time not just for Americans to get together and work together, but most importantly, it’s time that we Republicans put country first, not party.” She also asked Trump to concede to Biden in a ‘gracious manner’ as her late husband did after his 2008 election defeat.
McCain is the second Republican to join Biden’s transition team following Bob McDonald, who served as the secretary of veteran affairs for several years under Barack Obama, ostensibly because of his military background and business expertise.