‘An unlikely friendship’: Biden taps McCain for UN ambassador-rank role

27June 2021

cindymccaincronkite2A100xx1333 1333 334 0WASHINGTON – Presidents typically pick ambassadors for their technical skills or their political connections, but in Cindy McCain’s case it is probably a little bit of both, experts say.

This week, President Joe Biden nominated McCain – a lifelong Republican who came out strongly in support of Biden’s candidacy last year – to be the U.S. representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, a post that carries the rank of ambassador.

But analysts say it’s more than…

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