Cindy McCain to Get Human Rights Role in Trump State Department

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 12, 2017 / comments

Cindy Lou Hensley McCain is an American businesswoman, philanthropist, and humanitarian, and the wife of long-time United States Senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain of Arizona.

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Cindy McCain is expected to be offered a role in President Trump’s State Department, according to a Monday report in The Daily Beast.

McCain, who is married to outspoken Trump critic Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), is reportedly the president’s pick for a post at Foggy Bottom and may hold the title of “U.S. ambassador-at-large for human rights.”

Trump personally, "aggressively courted her for this,” a White House source told the news outlet. “It’s a done deal now. ... The president had floated several positions before—this is the one that stuck.”

Both Cindy McCain and her husband have been outspoken in past criticism of Trump.

Cindy McCain is known for working extensively on human rights issues and is part of the McCain’s Institute’s Human Trafficking Advisory Council.