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Cindy McCain, former GOP Sen. Jeff Flake confirmed by Senate for ambassador posts

The Senate also confirmed Victoria Reggie Kennedy, widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy, and former Sen. Tom Udall as ambassadors.

10/27/2021 12:21:00 AM

Senate confirms former Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and Cindy McCain, both nominated by President Biden, to ambassador posts

The Senate also confirmed Victoria Reggie Kennedy, widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy, and former Sen. Tom Udall as ambassadors.

at the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture.Both of the Arizona Republicans endorsed Biden during the 2020 presidential election. They were confirmed Tuesday by voice vote.Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., escorts Cindy McCain into the Capitol for as his guest for his maiden speech on the Senate floor on Aug. 4, 2021.

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Bill Clark / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images fileFlake and John McCain, who died in August 2018, were frequenttargetsof former President Donald Trump when he was in office.Flake announced in October 2017 that he would not seek re-election, expressing dismay with Trump and the direction of the Republican Party. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, then a House member, won Flake's Senate seat the following year, flipping the seat to Democrats.

In 2020, Flake and Cindy McCain were key Biden surrogates who sought to broaden the Democratic nominee's appeal to voters, particularly among Republicans. Biden later won Arizona, which had not voted for a Democrat since 1996.Flakewrote in a Medium post headtopics.com

in July that Biden's decision to nominate him"reaffirms the best tradition of American foreign policy and diplomacy: the credo that partisan politics should stop at the water's edge.""U.S. foreign policy can and should be bipartisan," he added."That is my belief as well, and my commitment."

The Senate on Tuesday also confirmed Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the widow of the Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, to be U.S. ambassador to Austria, while former Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., was confirmed as ambassador to New Zealand. Read more: MSNBC »

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