Not since FDR’s youngest son (and registered Republican) John Roosevelt seconded Richard Nixon’s nomination for president at the Republican National Convention in 1960 has a family member of a past major party nominee come as close to endorsing a candidate of the other party as Cindy McCain did on Wednesday.
“Joe Biden is a wonderful man and dear friend of the Biden family,” read a statement on Twitter from the widow of the late Arizona Sen. and 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain.
But Cindy McCain stopped short of an all-out endorsement of the former vice president who announced his Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday.
However, she concluded her tweet by stating, “I have no intention of getting involved in presidential politics.”
By most accounts, Cindy McCain’s tweet came in response to earlier reports in the “Daily Examiner” that the family of the former GOP nominee-specifically Cindy and daughter Meghan McCain — would back family friend Biden over sworn McCain family enemy Donald Trump.
Although Trump-hating Meghan McCain is widely expected to eventually endorse and campaign for Biden, Cindy reportedly does not want to be involved in politics of any kind in 2020.
John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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