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US Senate confirms Cindy McCain as ambassador to UN food agency

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File
In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo Cindy McCain, wife of former Arizona Sen. John McCain, waves to the crowd after being acknowledged by Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey during his State of the State address in Phoenix. The Senate confirmed two prominent anti-Trump Republicans to serve in the Biden administration on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, with former Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona approved to serve as the ambassador to Turkey and Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Sen. John McCain, approved to serve as the ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture.

The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed Cindy McCain as the U.S. representative to the United Nations food agency.
McCain was nominated to the post by President Joe Biden nearly four months ago.
As the ambassador to the U.N. Agencies for Food and Agriculture she’ll focus on stopping global hunger and boosting access to quality food.
The request to confirm McCain was made on the Senate flood by Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly while fellow Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema presided over the hearing.
Cindy McCain, a Republican, is a longtime ally of President Biden. The Senate Tuesday also confirmed former Republican Arizona Senator Jeff Flake as ambassador to Turkey. He and McCain have been outspoken GOP opponents of former President Donald Trump.