Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), explained on Friday that her late husband would want what's best for the United States of America, including putting country over party. It's no surprise that she stands by former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who she endorsed earlier this year. A large part of her endorsement has to do with the family's longstanding history with the Bidens.
"I saw him when he was out in Arizona, he was out here with Kamala Harris, and I got to talk to him a little bit then. It was very nice because he's not just a person that I know and love but he's one that's really going to put this country back together," McCain explained. "He's going to make sure we find common ground. He's going to bring ethics and empathy back to the office, something that we are sorely in need of right now."
McCain said former Vice President Joe Biden would be a "president for all people, not just Democrats."
When George Stephanopoulos mentioned that Biden and John McCain were "great friends" but "fought" over a number of issues, Cindy smiled in agreement.
"Yes," she said. "I do think, I do believe my husband would be very proud of me. I hope he would. I also think he would think the world of Joe. I mean, he knew Joe very well, as you just stated, but I know John would want what's best for our country and what's best for our country right now is not our party. What's best for our country is Joe Biden and the change that he will bring to this White House."
Cindy McCain, widow of John McCain: “I know John would want what is best for our country. What is best for our country is not our party. What’s best for our country is Joe Biden.” https://t.co/GwwRl4EUb3 #Election2020 pic.twitter.com/XX8jrk4MLr— ABC News (@ABC) November 7, 2020