WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed two Republicans nominated by President Joe Biden to top diplomatic posts on Tuesday. Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was confirmed as U.S. ambassador to Turkey, and Cindy McCain, the widow of GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona, will be the country's representative at the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. Both of the Arizona Republicans endorsed Biden during the 2020 presidential election. They were confirmed Tuesday by voice vote. Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., escorts Cindy McCain into the Capitol for as his guest for his maiden speech on the Senate floor on Aug. 4, 2021. Bill Clark / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images file Flake and John McCain, who died in August 2018, were frequent targets of former President Donald Trump when he was in office. Flake announced in October 2017 that he would not seek re-election, expressing dismay with Trump and the direction of the R . . . read the full article here.
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