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Politics Senate confirms Cindy McCain, Jeff Flake to ambassador posts

01:45  27 october  2021
01:45  27 october  2021 Source:   msn.com

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The U.S. Senate confirmed two former senators and the widows of two senators to high-level diplomatic posts on Tuesday, including former Republican Senator Jeff Flake as ambassador to Turkey and former Democratic Senator Tom Udall as ambassador to New Zealand. He endorsed Democratic President Joe Biden when Biden ran for the White House against Trump in 2020. McCain also endorsed Biden in 2020, saying he was a leader who reflected American values and could unite the country. Trump had repeatedly attacked her late husband, including belittling his military service

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Cindy McCain as the US ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, securing a longtime Republican ally of President Joe Biden for a spot in his administration.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed two prominent anti-Trump Republicans to serve in the Biden administration on Tuesday 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.

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. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) © Provided by Associated Press 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. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018 file photo, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. 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. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018 file photo, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. 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. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The Senate also voted to confirm former Democratic Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico to serve as ambassador to New Zealand and Victoria Reggie Kennedy of Massachusetts, the widow of former Sen. Ted Kennedy, to serve as ambassador to Austria.

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The nominations were approved through voice vote, a process taking only minutes that can be used so long as no senators object. Republicans, led by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, are requiring the vast majority of Biden's other State Department nominees to go through a much more extensive and time-consuming process.

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., thanked senators for acting quickly on the four nominations, but said he remains concerned about the overall pace of confirmations for the president's diplomatic corps.

“There are dozens of countries where there is no confirmed American ambassador, and I hope that this moment of progress will be a predictor of other progress to come soon," Coons said.

Flake was a rare critic of former President Donald Trump among Senate Republicans. He served just one term in the Senate, opting not to seek reelection in the face of what was certain to be a difficult GOP primary.

McCain endorsed Biden in the presidential election, which at the time was viewed as possibly helping Biden broaden his appeal to Republicans and independents in Arizona, a crucial swing state that her husband had represented in Congress for 35 years.

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“Lindsey Graham may consider himself a member of my family, but he is not and hasn’t been for a very long time" Committee chairman U.S. Sen.

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