Cindy McCain endorsed Democrat Biden for president in September, appeared in a video that aired throughout the DNC and even joined his transition group.
WASHINGTON — Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, mentioned on Monday her husband would have been completely happy that President-elect Joe Biden gained the presidency.
On Saturday, Democrat Joe Biden has surpassed the 270 electoral vote threshold to take the White Home and change into the 46th president of the US. He carried Arizona, Wisconsin and Michigan on his path to the presidency, flipping states that President Donald Trump gained in 2016.
In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Cindy McCain mentioned, “I believe my husband can be very happy… We had been good pals with the Bidens.”
President Donald Trump has had a fraught relationship with members of John McCain’s household since he disparaged the Arizona senator throughout his 2016 marketing campaign. Cindy McCain endorsed Democrat Biden for president in September, appeared in a video that aired throughout the Democratic Nationwide Conference and even joined his transition group.
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As required by legislation, Biden’s transition group is making ready for a clean switch of energy now that he gained the presidency. The groups usually line up candidates for key appointments and put together to implement insurance policies early within the new president’s administration. Biden’s group says it’s centered particularly on the pandemic and its financial fallout.
Trump has refused to concede the election and as a substitute is pushing a story of widespread voter fraud dedicated by Democrats with out offering proof. Whereas The Related Press and different media retailers have already declared Biden the nationwide winner, Trump has pursued authorized challenges in a number of states and repeatedly made a barrage of false or doubtful claims concerning the electoral course of and the counting of mail-in ballots.
“That’s the distinction in President-elect Biden as regards to this White Home,” she informed CNN. “I imagine they’ll get issues completed and I additionally suppose that they’ll heal the nation by working that means — and that is in fact what all of us need.”
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Throughout an interview on KPNX’s “Sunday Sq. Off,” McCain informed reporter Brahm Resnik that the president ought to make a concession speech.
“I do not know what is going on on inside the closed doorways of the White Home,” she mentioned within the interview. “I do know that it makes a distinction.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.