Cindy McCain tweeted Tuesday night that she’s endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, stating that her decision is aligned with her late husband Sen. John McCain’s values.
“My husband John lived by a code: country first,” McCain tweeted, adding that Biden is the only candidate “in this race who stands up for our values as a nation.”
McCain acknowledged that, as a Republican, she does not always agree with Biden on the issues, but said Biden is a “good and honest man,” who “will lead us with dignity.”
Biden responded on Twitter saying, “this election is bigger than any one political party” and “requires all of us to come together as one America to restore the soul of the nation.”
The endorsement follows McCain’s appearance in a video at the Democratic National Convention in August about her husband’s relationship with Biden.
Biden told attendees at a fundraiser Tuesday that McCain’s decision to endorse him followed a report by The Atlantic that Trump had referred to soldiers killed and injured in wartime as “losers” and “suckers.” Sen. McCain was a prisoner of war in Vietnam after his plane was shot down on a bombing mission. “Maybe I shouldn’t say it, but I’m about to go on one of these Zooms with John McCain’s wife, who is — first time ever — is endorsing me because of what he talks about with my son and [McCain], who are heroes, who served their country. You know he said they’re losers, they’re suckers,” Biden reportedly said. McCain on Tuesday tweeted that Biden “will be a commander in chief that the finest fighting force in the history of the world can depend on, because he knows what it is like to send a child off to fight.”