Cindy McCain: I Helped Biden Win Because Couldn’t Deal with 4 More Years of Trump
'I felt like I was doing what was right for the country'
The spouse of the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Cindy McCain, said she was “proud” she helped Joe Biden beat Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
During an episode of ABC’s “The View," Co-host Joy Behar said:
“You famously crossed party lines and took a lot of heat to endorse Joe Biden for president in 2020."
"Were you surprised by how much pushback you got, and how big a leap was it for you to put yourself out there like that? That must have been rough.”
“Well, you know, for me it was, you know, I knew the other candidate was not right."
“I felt like I was doing what was right for the country, and I still believe that today.”@cindymccain discusses crossing party lines to endorse Joe Biden for president and being his pick for ambassador to the U.N. Agencies for Food and Agriculture. https://t.co/kS1p3Jmn3v pic.twitter.com/Ve3BOTzn9O— The View (@TheView) August 6, 2021
"I knew we couldn’t deal with four more years of the other candidate, and so for me, it was an easy decision because I knew what was right."
"In my mind, and in my heart, I felt like I was doing what was right for the country," she added.
"I still believe that today.”
“As far as taking heat, I knew I was going to take heat."
"There was no doubt that was going to happen."
"So you know, I pushed back pretty good on them."
"I’m just proud to be — to have been some assistance to a man that I believe is a good president and is leading this country in the right direction and practices civility, and honor and decency as he governs, and that to me is most important.”
In 2019, McCain said her late husband would have been “disgusted” by the actions of President Donald Trump's Republicans during an interview with CNN.
"I think he’d be disgusted with some of the stuff that’s going on. I really do," she said at the time.
John McCain was a staunch critic of Trump before his death in 2018.
McCain passed away in August last year after losing his battle with cancer.