Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Sen. John McCain endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday.
“My husband John lived by a code: country first. We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost. There’s only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is @JoeBiden,” McCain tweeted.
Her annnouncement came a few hours after Biden said McCain would endorse him during a virtual fundraiser on Tuesday night, saying she made the decision after Donald Trump’s comments about fallen service members, first reported by The Atlantic.
“Maybe I shouldn’t say it, but I’m about to go on one of these Zooms with John McCain’s wife, who is … endorsing me because of what [Trump] talks about with my son and John’s, who are heroes, who served their country. You know, he said they’re losers, they’re suckers.”
Biden thanked McCain for her endorsement, tweeting:
“Cindy — I’m deeply honored to have your support and your friendship. This election is bigger than any one political party. It requires all of us to come together as one America to restore the soul of the nation. Together, we’ll get it done.”
McCain is the latest to join a growing list of Republicans who has endorsed Joe Biden for president.