After She Endorsed Him Against Trump
President Joe Biden nominated Cindy McCain, wife of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to a key federal position this week.
The Biden administration chose McCain as “nominee for U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, with rank of Ambassador.”
McCain sparked controversy for endorsing President Joe Biden during the last presidential election, despite her decades in Republican politics.
Trump responded to that endorsement at the time, saying:
“I hardly know Cindy McCain other than having put her on a Committee at her husband’s request,” Trump said on Twitter during the campaign. “Joe Biden was John McCain’s lapdog. So many BAD decisions on Endless Wars & the V.A., which I brought from a horror show to HIGH APPROVAL. Never a fan of John. Cindy can have Sleepy Joe!”
Donald Trump was a repeated critic of John McCain’s – to the point in which many believed it should have disqualify him from the race in 2016. Trump infamously even said, “he’s not a war hero.”
“He did the Republican Party a tremendous disservice and he did the nation a tremendous disservice, tremendous, and it’s unfortunate,” Trump said at the time, of McCain. “He went thumbs-down at the very last moment and I thought it was a disgraceful thing to do and very, very bad for our country and bad for health care.”
The Biden appointment was one of 17 in a bulk announcement.
The White House said in the announcement that,
“Cindy Hensley McCain is Chairman and Director of the Hensley Beverage Company in Phoenix, Arizona. She chairs the Board of Trustees and is a member of the Human Trafficking Council at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University. She is a Member of the Leadership Council at the Too Small to Fail Initiative in New York City, in addition to leadership roles in numerous other civic and philanthropic organizations. McCain is also Co-Chair of the Arizona Human Trafficking Council, and a member of the Phoenix Mayor’s Human Trafficking Task Force. McCain received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Southern California.”