Cindy McCain: John McCain Would Be ‘Disgusted’ By Trump’s Republicans
Late Senator's wife attacks Republicans on CNN
The wife of late Sen. John McCain said he would be “disgusted” by the actions of President Donald Trump's Republicans, during an interview with CNN.
Cindy McCain described what she believed her late husband would be saying now if he were alive.
CNN host David Axelrod asked:
“I can’t tell you how many times lately I’ve run into people saying gee, ‘I wonder what John McCain would be saying right now.’ What would John McCain be saying right now?."
“Oh, gosh. I think he’d be disgusted with some of the stuff that’s going on. I really do."
“I think what he’d be saying was, is that he’d rail against what’s going on. And I think John provided a lot of cover for other members, and when he would do it, then they could get behind him kind of thing, and I’m not seeing a real rudder in the Senate right now, in all this.”
“Why do you think that is?” Axelrod asked.
“It seems like there’s this sort of reign of terror about taking on the president, criticizing him.”
“Yeah. I think it has to do with reelections and–and keeping our heads down."
“And I’m not being critical because I understand what it means to get re-elected, but at some point, you have to–you have to do what you were elected to do, and that is represent the country, as well as your local people.”
“But, I think John would be … I know he’d be terribly upset about this whole thing. He was upset before he died when he saw what was going on. I just wish he were here, like all of us. I wish he were here. We need him more than ever. We really do.”
John McCain became a staunch critic of Trump before his death in 2018.
McCain passed away in August last year after losing his battle with cancer.
McCain infamously voted twice to protect Obamacare, otherwise known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
In July 2017, he helped defeat a “skinny” repeal bill 49 to 51 in a dramatic, late-night vote.
McCain then went on to vote against the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill in September.
But Cindy McCain later tweeted that she had "no intention of getting involved in presidential politics," quickly dispelling the rumor.