Cindy McCain calls Biden a ‘great leader,’ says he’d work across the aisle

Sep 29, 2020, 5:21 PM | Updated: 5:38 pm
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PHOENIX — Cindy McCain continued her support for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday, talking up the former Vice President as a strong leader she expects to work across the aisle if elected.

McCain told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Gaydos and Chad that Biden shows leadership qualities expected out of a president who wants to better the country.

“That’s what’s lacking right now,” McCain said. “We need a leader that can not only cross party lines but be willing to work and compromise and exhibit empathy, exhibit courage and kindness.

“All things a great leader should exemplify and that’s exactly what I see in Joe Biden.”

McCain cited the longstanding relationship with Biden and her husband — former U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona — as another reason for her support of the Democrat.

She believes Biden would work with Republicans to advance policy, a quality she doesn’t see in President Donald Trump.

McCain, who says she’s still a Republican, formally announced her endorsement of Biden last Tuesday.

“He’s the kind of person who worked across the aisle to get things done,” McCain said of Biden. “He and John were notorious for not agreeing on a whole lot of anything but they worked together for the good of the country.”

McCain’s stance has changed since April 2019, when she said in a tweet she had no intention of getting involved in presidential politics.

Since, she’s lent her voice to a video about the friendship between her husband and Biden that played at the Democratic National Convention in August and is now working on Biden’s transition team.

“I am supporting Biden as a Republican and will remain a Republican throughout this,” McCain said.

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Cindy McCain calls Biden a ‘great leader,’ says he’d work across the aisle