Cindy McCain en­dorses Bi­den:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIO­NAL -

Cindy McCain en­dorsed Demo­crat Joe Bi­den for pres­i­dent Tues­day in a re­buke of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump by the widow of the GOP’s 2008 nom­i­nee.

Trump has had a fraught re­la­tion­ship with mem­bers of John McCain’s fam­ily since he dis­par­aged the Ari­zona sen­a­tor dur­ing his 2016 cam­paign. But the McCains have un­til now stopped short of en­dors­ing Trump’s ri­vals. Cindy McCain cited the decades­long friendship be­tween her fam­ily and Bi­den’s and their bond as the par­ents of chil­dren serv­ing in the mil­i­tary.

“He sup­ports the troops and knows what it means for some­one who has served,” McCain said in a phone in­ter­view. “Not only to love some­one who has served, but un­der­stands what it means to send a child into com­bat. We’ve been great friends for many years, but we have a com­mon thread in that we are Blue Star fam­i­lies.”

McCain’s back­ing could help Bi­den ap­peal to Repub­li­cans dis­af­fected with the GOP pres­i­dent and give the for­mer vice pres­i­dent a boost in Ari­zona, a cru­cial swing state that McCain rep­re­sented in Congress for 35 years. He’s re­mained a revered fig­ure since his 2018 death from com­pli­ca­tions of a brain tu­mor, par­tic­u­larly with the in­de­pen­dent vot­ers whom Bi­den is court­ing.

“I de­cided to take a stand, and hope­fully other peo­ple will see the same thing. Other women par­tic­u­larly,” McCain said. “You may have to step out of your com­fort zone a

lit­tle bit, but Bi­den is by far the best can­di­date in the race.” (AP)


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