It’s no secret that the late John McCain was no fan of President Donald Trump, and there is no doubt that the feeling was mutual.
While McCain was still with us, the two sparred constantly, engaging in bitter and nasty political pissing contests that rattled the Republican Party to its core. And even after McCain succumbed to brain cancer in 2018, his family continued to needle Trump on a number of subjects.
Now, they are getting ready to do the unthinkable.
As Joe Biden prepares to enter the crowded Democratic presidential primary, he’s already got one key, and somewhat surprising, endorsement lined up. According to the Washington Examiner, the family of the late John McCain, a longtime Senate colleague of Biden’s, will back him in both the Democratic primary and, assuming he wins that contest, the general election against Donald Trump.
Sources close to both Biden’s presidential campaign and the McCains said that at some point during the White House race, McCain’s widow Cindy, 64, and daughter Meghan, 34, a host on “The View,” will offer their public support in the hope of removing Trump from office in 2020.
But this support has yet to fully manifest, it seems.
In a tweet posted after the Examiner story, Cindy McCain denied that she’ll be “getting involved in presidential politics.”
The real question is: Does the late John McCain’s legacy still hold weight in a Washington DC that no longer resembles the place that he left nearly two years ago?