Sen. Cindy McCain and former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) were confirmed as ambassadors.
Flak Nunn has been confirmed as ambassador to Turkey while Makin will serve as ambassador to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
McCain’s position will focus on “ending global hunger and increasing access to high-quality food around the world,” according to CNN.
The former senator issued a statement last summer in response to the president’s decision to nominate Joe Biden for the post.
“Given the strategic importance of America’s relationship with our longtime NATO ally, the Republic of Turkey, I am honored and humbled by President Biden’s confidence in me in this ambassador nomination,” Flake wrote in a post. . medium
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“This is an important position at an important time for both our countries,” he added.
Flake also said the nomination “reaffirms the best tradition of American foreign policy and diplomacy: the belief that partisan politics should stay at the water’s edge.”
At the end of his statement, Flake said, “American foreign policy can and must be bipartisan. That is both my belief and my commitment.”
Biden appointed McCain to the position in June, as IJR previously reported.
McCain tweeted at the time in response to the nomination, “I am very honored and look forward to future work.
McCain and Flake both endorsed Biden in 2020. Flake said he didn’t vote for former President Donald Trump because “with what we’ve experienced over the last four years, it’s not enough to just register your disapproval with the president.”
He continued, “We need to replace him with someone else – someone who can stop the chaos and return to injury.”
In September 2020, McCain announced the endorsement in a tweet.
“My husband John lived by one code: Nation First. We are Republicans, yes, but beyond Americans. There is only one candidate in this career who stands up for our values as a nation, and that’s him. [Joe Biden],” McCain wrote.
The president responded, “Cindy – I am so blessed by your support and friendship. This election is bigger than any political party. We must all come together as one America to restore the nation’s spirit. need. We will do it together.”
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