“Cindy McCain is joining our already strong advisory board of diverse experts who are committed to ensuring a Biden-Harris administration is ready to meet our country’s most urgent challenges on Day One,” Ted Kaufman, co-chair of Biden Transition, said.
“This transition is like no other, preparing amid the backdrop of a global health crisis and struggling economy which makes Mrs. McCain’s experience as a business woman, philanthropist, and longtime advocate for issues impacting women and children all the more valuable,” Kaufman added:
endorsed Biden last week — news that did not necessarily come as a shock, given the McCains’ participation in the Democratic National Convention (DNC) last month, describing her late-husband’s friendship with the former vice president.
“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 announced on Twitter last week.
“Joe and I don’t always agree on the issues, and I know he and John certainly had some passionate arguments, but he is a good and honest man. He will lead us with dignity,” she continued, adding 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”:
Biden thanked McCain for both her “support” and “friendship,” adding that the election is “bigger than any one political party”:
President Donald Trump
dismissed the endorsement, reiterating that he has “never” been a “fan of John”:
Notably, Biden and the late-McCain’s friendship went through the wringer during the 2008 election, as Biden
ripped him as “an angry man, lurching from one position to another.”