Joe Biden offers UK ambassadorship to Cindy McCain after she 'delivered Arizona'

Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Republican Senator John McCain who crossed party lines to endorse President-elect Joe Biden, is reported to be in line to be named the next US ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Cindy McCain, 66, is said to be the frontrunner for the job as a reward for helping deliver the traditionally Republican state of Arizona and its 11 electoral college votes to Biden.

The UK ambassadorship is ‘hers if she wants it,’ a source close to Biden told The Times of London.

‘She delivered Arizona. They know that.’

Cindy McCain (left), 66, the widow of the late Senator John McCain, is reported to be the frontrunner for the post of US ambassador to the United Kingdom under incoming President-elect Joe Biden. Biden is seen right with Cindy McCain in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 8

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Cindy McCain (left), 66, the widow of the late Senator John McCain, is reported to be the frontrunner for the post of US ambassador to the United Kingdom under incoming President-elect Joe Biden. Biden is seen right with Cindy McCain in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 8

A source close to Biden tells The Times of London that the job 'is hers if she wants it' as she is credited with 'delivering Arizona' to the Democrat

A source close to Biden tells The Times of London that the job 'is hers if she wants it' as she is credited with 'delivering Arizona' to the Democrat

Biden and the McCain family have close ties that go back decades. Then-Senator John McCain is seen left alongside the former vice president in Philadelphia in October 2017

Biden and the McCain family have close ties that go back decades. Then-Senator John McCain is seen left alongside the former vice president in Philadelphia in October 2017

Biden, the former vice president, defeated President in The Grand Canyon State by less than 11,000 votes.

Political observers think the president’s personal vendetta against John McCain may have alienated enough Republicans to the point where they cast their ballots for Biden.

The last time a Democrat won Arizona was in 1992, when Bill Clinton managed to get 46 per cent of the vote. That year, he was running against Republican Senator Bob Dole and a strong third-party candidate, Texas billionaire Ross Perot.

It is unclear if Cindy McCain, who is said to be an Anglophile, even wants the job.

Since her husband’s passing, she has focused on charitable and philanthropic endeavors.

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Cindy McCain also serves as chair of the board of trustees of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University.

The late senator’s widow ‘oversees the organization’s focus on advancing character-driven global leadership based on security, economic opportunity, freedom, and human dignity.’

DailyMail.com has sought comment from both Cindy McCain as well as the Biden-Harris transition team.

The ambassadorship to London is considered one of the most sought-after positions in the United States Foreign Service, though it is often given to political allies who help the president win election.

From left: Then-Senator John McCain, Cindy McCain, and then-Vice President Joe Biden are seen on Capitol Hill in this 2011 photo

From left: Then-Senator John McCain, Cindy McCain, and then-Vice President Joe Biden are seen on Capitol Hill in this 2011 photo

America's current minister to the Court of St. James is Robert Wood Johnson IV, a appointee and longtime Republican Party donor who is also the heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune. 

Cindy McCain’s possible entry into the incoming Biden administration would be a fitting culmination

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