Cindy McCain is open to role in Biden administration, speaks on Capitol riot
PHOENIX — Cindy McCain, the widow of former Sen. John McCain, has been a moderate voice in the Arizona Republican Party since the passing of her husband.
She has carried the spirit of bipartisanship that the Maverick embodied during his political tenure, even going as far as endorsing Democratic candidate Joe Biden for President.
“I thought about it a great deal and prayed about it and I could no longer sit back and yell at the television set and complain without doing something,” she told CBS correspondent Lee Cowen on CBS Sunday Morning.
Now, she could be in line to take a position in the Biden administration.
There have been discussions that McCain and former Sen. Jeff Flake could be candidates for roles as ambassadors to demonstrate a bipartisan stance on foreign policy under President Biden.
She was asked by Cowen if she would accept a role in the president’s administration.
“Of course I would,” McCain said. “You can’t turn down when a president says to you, ‘We need you.'”
McCain said that the direction of the Republican Party needs to change and that the party needs to overcome being defined by former President Donald Trump.
She went on to say that her husband, in true Maverick spirit, would not have stood by as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6.
“Oh, oh, he would have gone in the halls and started fighting,” she said.
“He wouldn’t have hidden, I guarantee you. He wouldn’t have gone to the safe room.
“I’m not suggesting there was anything inappropriate with going to the safe room, but he was a fighter. He never would have stood by and let that happen, he just wouldn’t have done that.”