Cindy McCain endorses Biden and Internet says it must 'feel like an electric shock to Trump’s bone spurs'
'There's only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is Joe Biden,' Cindy said, endorsing him
Cindy McCain, the widow of Vietnam war veteran and 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain from Arizona, extended her endorsement for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on September 22. Cindy tweeted, “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.” As reported by Politico, this announcement was made after a few hours of Biden stating that Cindy would endorse him during a virtual fundraiser.
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
According to Biden, the support was the result of the bombshell The Atlantic report which alleged that President Donald Trump had mocked the soldiers. The report states that Biden said, “Maybe I shouldn’t say it, but I'm about to go on one of these Zooms with John McCain's wife, who is, first time ever, is endorsing me because of what he talks about with my son and John’s who are heroes, who served their country, you know he said they’re losers, they’re suckers.”
Both the White House and Trump have repeatedly denied the claims of the article. But Trump has always expressed his ‘dislike’ for the former Vietnam war veteran, as per Politico. During his campaign, Trump infamously said of John: “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured ... He lost and let us down. I’ve never liked him as much after that. I don’t like losers.”
Cindy is a businesswoman, philanthropist, and humanitarian. The philanthropist was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Her father was a wealthy beer distributor James Hensley. She pursued her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Southern California, she became a special education teacher. She married John in 1980, and the couple moved to Arizona in 1981. The following year her husband was elected to the United States Congress. After Meghan, their daughter, they had their sons Jack and Jimmy. They adopted Bridget. She founded and operated a nonprofit organization, the American Voluntary Medical Team, from 1988 to 1995, which organized medical personnel trips to disaster-stricken or war-torn third-world areas.
After her father's death in 2000, she inherited majority control and became chair of Hensley & Co. She participated in both of her husband's presidential campaigns. She continues to be an active philanthropist and has worked with Operation Smile,CARE, and HALO Trust, according to Britannica. From 2017 until his death the following year, she has been a constant support in her husband's battle against glioblastoma.
Her endorsement had generated a lot of buzz on Twitter. One user said, “WHOA -- Cindy McCain is endorsing Joe Biden!!!Her late husband, the Senator, would approve.” Another user commented, “Cindy McCain endorsing Biden is awesome cuz it must feel like an electric shock to Donald Trump’s bone spurs.”
Earlier, in June amid the George Floyd protests at their peak in the US, her daughter Meghan McCain had slammed Trump saying the president appeared 'neutered' in his leadership. On June 8 she had tweeted: "If there’s anything we have seen for the past 13 days, it’s that this is a moment in which President Trump has always prided himself and shown himself to be this big, bad tough guy. All I see is president bone spurs who seems like, quite scared of the crisis that’s coming out in front of him, and it has been horrifying, because our nation really needs leadership right now, and equally politically fascinating."
Another social media user supported Cindy saying, “Your husband is an American hero. Thanks so much for supporting Joe Biden. He will be president for all Americans.” Another user said, “Thank you Cindy for putting country over party. John would be proud!#RepublicansForBiden.”
WHOA -- Cindy McCain is endorsing Joe Biden!!!— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) September 22, 2020
Her late husband, the Senator, would approve.
Cindy McCain endorsing Biden is awesome cuz it must feel like an electric shock to Donald Trump’s bone spurs.— Executive Order Singh, MD 🌊 (@LabyrinthWeaver) September 22, 2020
Your husband is an American hero. Thanks so much for supporting Joe Biden. He will be president for all Americans.— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) September 23, 2020
Thank you Cindy for putting country over party. John would be proud!#RepublicansForBiden— Republicans for Joe Biden (@RepsForBiden) September 23, 2020
During the Democratic National Convention this year, Cindy had spoken about the Biden-John friendship, where she also emphasized on Biden's ability to work across the aisle and prioritize national security, as reported by Politico.