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Biden eyeing Cindy McCain for UK ambassador position: report

President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenFear of insider attack prompts additional FBI screening of National Guard troops: AP Iran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries MORE is reportedly eyeing Cindy McCain to serve as ambassador to the U.K.,  according to multiple reports citing The Times of London

McCain, the widow of the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainThe best way to handle veterans, active-duty military that participated in Capitol riot Cindy McCain on possible GOP censure: 'I think I'm going to make T-shirts' Arizona state GOP moves to censure Cindy McCain, Jeff Flake MORE (R-Ariz.), has been a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald TrumpIran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries Pardon-seekers have paid Trump allies tens of thousands to lobby president: NYT MORE and endorsed Biden during his campaign. She is a known Anglophile, the Independent noted, and is thought to be a front-runner in return for helping Biden flip Arizona. 

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

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The Hill has reached out to Biden’s transition team for comment. 

Biden became the first Democrat to win Arizona since 1996. Some Democrats say it was endorsements from McCain and former Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeCindy McCain on possible GOP censure: 'I think I'm going to make T-shirts' Arizona state GOP moves to censure Cindy McCain, Jeff Flake Arizona county's Republican committee debates censuring Cindy McCain MORE — two respected Republicans from the state — that pushed Biden over the top. 

The two Republicans, who both said that Biden would restore civility and honor to the White House, have been floated for Biden administration posts, with McCain possibly serving as a top ambassador or in another diplomatic post. 

Biden gave McCain a speaking slot during the Democratic National Convention and named her to his transition’s advisory board. While she’s never held public office, she had a front-row seat to international diplomacy when she traveled around the world with her late husband, whom Trump repeatedly disparaged. 

Asked on ABC’s “The View” about serving in a Biden Cabinet earlier this month, McCain said, “This is an administration that’s going to be all-inclusive, and there is a role for Republicans in the administration.”

The former vice president has signaled that he might reach across the aisle to name Republicans to Cabinet posts and other key slots in his administration.