Cindy McCain, the second wife of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), says that her late husband would be “so upset” with the amount of incivility in politics today, less than a year after his death, according to The Hill.
“He’d be so upset over this just because of the tenor, the lack of inaction on many members’ parts,” McCain said in an interview set to air Friday night on “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” referring to members of Congress.
McCain, however, noted that while her husband didn’t shy away from conflict with his fellow Senators, she seemed to believe that his way of dealing with the conflict was different from those today.
“It was never personal with him,” she said. “He and Ted Kennedy used to fight like cats and dogs on the floor, but they were the best of friends. … I wish we could go back to that,” adding that if the late senator were still serving in Congress today he would be admonishing his fellow lawmakers, saying, “No, we’re going to work together.”
The late senator’s daughter, who serves as a host of ABC’s “The View” has numerous times voiced her disdain for the president, doing so again after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report was released.
McCain, who seemed possibly the most disturbed of the co-hosts about the results, and said she felt like she was in a “sensory deprivation tank” following the news about the report, because she feels she doesn’t know what’s going on.
“I’m exhausted and exacerbated by media coverage of this because it was hyped so much,” McCain said.
“I don’t have a horse in this race in the sense that I actually came in here today and I was like maybe the person sitting in this specific chair should be a Trumper, because I don’t like him and I think he has the mental and emotional capacity of King Joffrey in Game of Thrones, but that doesn’t make him a Russian spy.”
“And I actually have been like having a sort of existential crisis with this,” she continued. “Because I’m not a Trump supporter.I’m a hardcore conservative. I’m not a Trump populist. And this is where divisions lie as we’ve been talking about on this show. Trumpers love this, and by the way, this could get him re-elected, the media getting so out over their skis with this and saying it’s collusion, he was a Russian spy.”