President Joe Biden is nominating Cindy McCain to be the U.S. representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, one of 17 nominations announced Wednesday that included major diplomatic and arts assignments.
McCain, the widow of Arizona Sen. John McCain, broke with Republicans and endorsed Biden for president, making her a key surrogate for the Democrat after Donald Trump spent years criticizing her husband. McCain is the chair and director of the Hensley Beverage Company, a Phoenix-based distributor of beer, wine, spirits and nonalcoholic drinks.
The president is also nominating Massachusetts state Rep. Claire Cronin to be ambassador to Ireland. Biden frequently emphasizes his Irish heritage and has stressed the U.S. support of the Good Friday Agreement, which provided for peace with Northern Ireland but has come under stress after the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union.
Michael Carpenter, managing director of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania, is being nominated to represent the U.S. to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Jack Markell, a former Delaware governor, is being nominated to represent the U.S. to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
The president also announced nominations to the National Council on the Arts, including Fiona Whelan Prine, widow of the singer-songwriter John Prine and president of Oh Boy Records, the country’s second-oldest independent record label still in operation.
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Hate has led her astray as much as all the libs.
The criminals, taking care of their own.
The legend lives on.
After a world-wide search for the most qualified personnel for the position, Babbling Biden manages to find another outspoken Trump hater.
What a shock. I’m stunned.
An obvious establishment political payoff for her job in torpedoing Trump’s winning the election. Hensley Beverages is naming a product after her,,,called Backstab beer,,,,plenty of froth, very little sugar. lots of hops.
THAT SHE HATES trump WAS the qualification he was on about.
The Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania, I had to reread it several times to be sure I got it right. I see the global engagement thing with all the entanglements with foreign countries with interests opposite our own that the Biden combine has, Ukrain, China, Iran. The diplomacy really escapes me with old foot in mouth! Unless it was established with a lot of Biden money to be laundered another name would be more appropriate.
All of his nominees their only qualifications are that they are Demorats! And believe in systemic racism.