We Have to Overcome This: Cindy McCain is Worried About the Future of the GOP
When Donald Trump captured the White House, most Republicans were unwilling to speak out against him. John McCain, though, was wiling to take him on. The legendary Arizona senator famously humiliated Trump by voting against his attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
And until the day he died in August of 2018, McCain was engaged in a feud against Trump. McCain’s widow, Cindy, continued to fight by endorsing Joe Biden, Trump’s victorious 2020 opponent. And Cindy McCain is ready to take Trump on directly saying he is something the Republican party needs to overcome.
The Arizona Republican told CBS News, “Our side, it’s swung way to the right. It’ll come back. It’ll come back. We have got to overcome this. We have to. Not just as a party. But as a country. We cannot allow this. I know something’s going to happen. I know that much. Or our party’s dead if we don’t.”
McCain was then asked about how her husband would have reacted to the Capitol riots. “I mean, he absolutely — he wouldn’t have hidden,” she said. “I guarantee he wouldn’t have gone to the safe room. I’m not suggesting there is anything inappropriate about going to the safe room. But — just, he was a fighter. He would never have stood by and let that happen. He just wouldn’t have done it.”
Watch a clip of the interview below, courtesy of CBS: