Cindy McCain being considered for Biden’s ambassador to UK

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‘The final straw was the, you know, ‘they’re losers and suckers,” said McCain

President-elect Joe Biden is reportedly expected to name Cindy McCain as his ambassador to the UK.

A fierce critic of President Donald Trump, McCain, 66, crossed party lines to endorse Biden.

President-elect Joe Biden delivers a Thanksgiving address at the Queen Theatre on November 25, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. As Biden waits to be approved for official national security briefings, the names of top members of his national security team were announced yesterday to the public. Calls continue for President Trump to concede the election and let the transition proceed without further delay. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

The widow of the late Republican Senator John McCain is known to admire English customs and institutions, and she is thought to be a front runner for the job as a reward for helping Biden win the state of Arizona.

“It’s hers if she wants it. She delivered Arizona. They know that,” a source told the Times.

After her husband’s death, McCain has concentrated on philanthropic work related to her husband’s charitable foundation, and it is not known if she is interested in the ambassadorship.

Read More: Cindy McCain endorses Biden: ‘He is a good and honest man’

There has been contention between President Trump and the McCain family after the president mocked Sen. McCain’s status as a former prisoner of war. McCain’s plane was shot down over Hanoi, Vietnam in 1967, and he spent five years as a prisoner of war.

Trump famously said that McCain wasn’t “a war hero because he was captured.”

One of the few Republicans to stand up to Trump, the former senator was diagnosed with a brain tumor and later died in August 2018. The president was not invited to the funeral.

In September, Ms. McCain, who is a Republican, backed Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign after Trump doubled down and called veterans “suckers and losers.”

Read More: Former President Barack Obama delivers touching eulogy to late Senator John McCain

During an interview on 60 Minutes, she said, “For me, the final straw was the, you know, ‘they’re losers and suckers.’”

Cindy McCain speaks during the 10th Anniversary Women In The World Summit at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on April 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

“It angered me a great deal. And so I thought, you know, I can either sit here and be angry or I can do something,” she said. “You know, I’m the mother of two veterans and a wife of a veteran, and my father was a veteran. They were not losers and suckers by any chance.”

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