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Cindy McCain says she’d serve in the Biden administration if asked to do so

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On Cuomo Prime Time Tuesday, Cindy McCain, widow of the late Senator John McCain, said she’d work in the Biden administration if asked. McCain, a Republican, is expected to be named as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations World Food Program. She would be President Biden’s first Republican appointee to a Senate-confirmed position.

Asked if she’d work in the Biden administration, McCain responded, “I would serve in any capacity if the president were to ask me to do so. Yes, I would.”

McCain also weighed in on the recent troubles of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-UT), who may lose her leadership position after spending months pushing back on former President Donald Trump’s influence in the party, and refusing to go along with his false claims that the election was stolen.

“We do need to be careful,” McCain said. “We can’t — it doesn't serve any good if we just oust someone who's really a good representative of the party.”

McCain went on to speak about the current state of the Republican Party, and where she believes it’s headed.

“I watched Joe and John work together across the aisle, and the difference in those days [is] they did it for the good of the country. Right now we’re seeing a party so misguided that they're doing it for themselves, what's good for themselves,” McCain said. “As I said before, I truly believe that the pendulum will swing back. I think we're going to hit some more bumpy roads, though, along the way. Clearly, Trump’s not going to let it go down easy.”