Cindy McCain, widow of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., praised Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, touting his “unlikely friendship” with her late husband.
Cindy McCain said that Biden and her late husband formed a bond when they were younger.
Biden was a new senator and John McCain a Senate liaison assigned to be a military aide for Biden on a trip overseas.
The two became friends, according to Cindy McCain, and later modeled a “style of legislating and leadership that you don’t find much anymore,” she said.
The McCains have supported Biden’s candidacy for several months, and have been hostile towards President Trump for years.
The McCains’ daughter, Meghan McCain, recently called Trump a “totalitarian” and claimed he would use the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to implement “draconian” policies.
And a couple of years ago, the McCain family did not invite Trump to the late senator’s funeral, prompting Trump to complain that the McCains were insufficiently grateful to him for the White House’s contributions to the memorial services.
Cindy McCain is not the only Republican to support Biden recently.
Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich also spoke at the Democratic National Convention, as did Colin Powell, the former Secretary of State underreported former President George W. Bush.
Meghan McCain, the alleged token conservative on “The View,” also signaled she will vote for Biden.
Cindy McCain, however, has refrained from formally endorsing Biden.
She said back in April that Biden is “a wonderful man and a dear friend of the McCain family. However, I have no intention of getting involved in presidential politics.”
Other self-proclaimed Republicans did not hesitate to endorse Biden wholeheartedly.
“I’m a lifelong Republican, but that attachment holds second place to my responsibility to my country,” Kasich said. “That’s why I’ve chosen to appear at this convention. In normal times, something like this would probably never happen, but these are not normal times.”