President Joe Biden announced four ambassadorial nominees for the United Nations Agencies For Food and Agriculture Program on Wednesday. The most high-profile nominee was Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Senator John McCain, as U.S. representative to the program.

John McCain, a respected former Republican senator who passed away in 2018, was Biden’s old friend.

The nomination could be interpreted as a bipartisan move by the president, though Cindy McCain endorsed Biden during his presidential campaign in 2020.

“My husband and Vice President Biden enjoyed a 30+ year friendship dating back to before their years serving together in the Senate,” she tweeted prior to the Democratic National Convention last year. “So I was honored to accept the invitation from the Biden campaign to participate in a video celebrating their relationship.”

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White House announced on Wednesday that it submitted the names of the nominees to the Senate.

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