Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said on Monday that her husband would be “very pleased” to know his longtime friend, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, had been projected by the media to beat President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election.
McCain, a page and mentee of Biden’s prior to their decades together on opposite aisles of the US Senate, faced his own frustrations with media smear-attacks during his 2008 race against the Obama–Biden campaign.
The selection of the flub-prone and ethically challenged Biden as then-candidate Barack Obama’s running mate may have been intended, in part, to disarm McCain from hard-hitting attacks on Obama’s lack of qualifications and experience.
But before McCain’s August 2018 passing, the failed ex-GOP standard-bearer’s political outlook took a dramatic leftward turn.
That was largely due to his personal vendetta against Trump, who insulted him and questioned his integrity during the 2016 race.
While Biden delivered the eulogy at McCain’s funeral, Trump was not invited to attend.
Cindy McCain endorsed Biden in September, even while claiming that Republicans must vote for the candidate “who stands up for our values as a nation.”
My husband John lived by a code: country first. We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost. There’s only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is @JoeBiden.
— Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) September 22, 2020
She is now serving as part of Biden’s so-called transition team after most left-leaning corporate media prematurely declared him the winner.
“I think my husband would be very pleased,” told CNN of Biden’s hasty and unprecedented declaration of victory.
“We were good friends with the Bidens,” she added. “And I just know he [John McCain] is looking down and going, ‘You did the right thing.'”
While Biden unofficially crossed the projected threshold of 270 electoral votes last Saturday, the likelihood remains that several disputed states may revert to Trump amid recounts and legal challenges.
Among the states that remain up in the air pending a recount is the McCains’ home state of Arizona, where an influx of liberal ex-California residents, along with a porous southern border, have helped shift the political dynamic farther left.
However, some strategists say Cindy McCain’s influence also helped Biden take the lead there.
The decision to back her longtime family friend and throw Republicans under the bus naturally provoked some questions about her personal convictions and loyalty to GOP principles.
But she countered the criticism by saying she endorsed Biden because she believes he can help unify the nation and work with lawmakers across the aisle.
“I would not have supported Vice President Biden if I had thought anything but that,” she insisted.
“That is the difference in President-elect Biden with regards to this White House,” she added. “I believe they can get things done and I also think that they’re going to heal the country by working that way—and that’s of course what we all want.”
Like Cindy McCain, many of the media outlets coordinating with Democrats to declare Biden the victor have taken it a step farther by falsely using the title “president-elect.”
The title would officially go to the person decided upon by the Electoral College at their Dec. 14 meeting. Most states have yet to even certify the results of their elections, and the several lawsuits have been filed seeing injunctions in disputed states.