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Cindy McCain encourages GOP to criticize Trump more, follow late husband’s legacy

Cindy McCain encourages GOP to criticize Trump more, follow late husband’s legacy

Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Sen John McCain, has once again announced that she believes that the nation cannot function properly without her husband to help guide it.

McCain appeared on Saturday’s edition of CNN’s Axe Files where she was asked by host David Axelrod what she believed her husband would be saying if he were alive to comment on current events:

“I think he’d be disgusted with some of the stuff that’s going on. I really do. He’d be railing against what’s going on,” McCain said of her late husband. I think John provided a lot of cover for other members and when he would do it, they could get behind him. I’m not seeing a real rudder in the Senate right now.”

Axelrod then questioned why she believed that to be the case.

“It seems like there’s this sort of reign of terror about taking on the president and criticizing him,” the CNN host went on.

“I think it has to do with re-elections and keeping their heads down,” McCain answered. “I’m not being critical, because I understand what it means to get re-elected. But, at some point, you have to do what you were elected to do — and that was represent the country as well as your local people. But I think John would be — I know he’d be terribly upset by this whole thing. He was upset before he died. He saw what was going on. I wish he were here, like all of us, I wish he were here. But we need him more than ever. We really do.”

This isn’t the first time that the still living half of the Mccain power couple has spoke about current events. McCain appeared on CNN late in August Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of her husband’s death and addressed the upcoming 2020 presidential election during her interview.

When she was asked if she believed Democratic presidential hopeful, Joe Biden, would make a good president, the former senator’s wife said that she felt all the candidates had good qualities.

“Well, I think we need to let the process work,” ​she said Sunday on “State of the Union.” “I think all the candidates are good candidates, they represent different views, they represent different ideas, this is going to be a tumultuous election for many, many reasons.

“So I look forward to hearing from all of them and I look forward to seeing the process work,” she continued. “It’s a lot of fun.” ​

The 65-year-old said in the same interview that she believed her late husband would be “very disappointed” by the nation’s nasty political climate.


“He would be saddened by the digression that these conversations and these debates have taken, and also saddened that we’re so disoriented within the world right now,” McCain said, alluding to the ​president’s ​leadership.

Written by Savannah Pointer.

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