Report: John McCain’s Family Will Support a Democrat in 2020 Election
For Republicans, Donald Trump’s feud with John McCain has been one of the more bothersome features of his presidency. The saga began when the president said of McCain, “I like people who weren’t captured.” Trump has continued with his offensive rhetoric following McCain’s death in August of 2018.
The verbal slings have frequently offended McCain’s family, especially daughter, Meghan, who appears as a host on ABC’s, The View. According to the Washington Examiner, the McCain family hopes to exact some revenge against Trump by supporting Democrat, Joe Biden, in the 2020 election.
The potential support for Biden would go beyond being a way to hurt Trump’s election chances. Biden was a good friend of McCain and spoke at the former Arizona Senator’s funeral.
“The way I look at it, the way I thought about it, was that I always thought of John as a brother,” Biden said during the service. “We had a hell of a lot of family fights. We go a long way.”
The Examiner quotes a McCain aide as saying, “They talk regularly and have been supportive of his run,” the source said. “The question is going to be timing and coordinating with the Biden campaign. There are a lot of moving parts there and [Biden’s campaign is] not necessarily organized.”
Biden, of course, would also have to capture the Democratic nomination to make an endorsement worthwhile. The former vice president is expected to announce his run tomorrow morning.
McCain’s widow, Cindy, took to Twitter to respond to the Washington Examiner story. She wrote, “Joe Biden is a wonderful man and dear friend of the McCain Family. However, I have no intention of getting involved in presidential politics.
Joe Biden is a wonderful man and dear friend of the McCain Family. However, I have no intention of getting involved in presidential politics.
— Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) April 24, 2019