The late Republican Sen. John McCain’s wife, Cindy McCain, said on Twitter on Tuesday that she endorsed Joe Biden in his 2020 presidential campaign.
“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,” she said on Twitter.
In response to her endorsement, Biden said, “I’m deeply honored to have your support and your friendship. This election is bigger than any one political party. It requires all of us to come together as one America to restore the soul of the nation. Together, we’ll get it done.”
According to Biden, McCain decided to endorse him following Trump’s alleged remarks about U.S. services members, said The Atlantic.
“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,” Biden said on Tuesday.
Fox News explained that the president criticized U.S. service members. He also “referred to American war dead as ‘losers’ and asked that disabled veterans be excluded from military parades, according to the magazine.” Trump denied making such comments.
Trump has recently posted on Twitter, criticizing “the enduring conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and the handling of the Veterans Administration (VA) under previous presidents,” The Guardian reported.
“I hardly know Cindy McCain other than having put her on a Committee at her husband’s request. Joe Biden was John McCain’s lapdog. So many BAD decisions on Endless Wars & the V.A., which I brought from a horror show to HIGH APPROVAL. Never a fan of John. Cindy can have Sleepy Joe!” the president tweeted.