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Cindy McCain: No Voice of Reason in GOP

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Cindy McCain (Darren Calabrese /The Canadian Press via AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 21 August 2019 10:57 AM

Sen. John McCain’s widow, Cindy, says no one in the Republican Party carries a "voice of reason."

Her comments came in an interview with ABC News just about a year after her husband’s death.

Cindy McCain said the current GOP is "not the party of "Abraham Lincoln…nor the party of Ronald Reagan.” And she said no one appears willing to carry the mantle of bipartisanship the way her husband did.

She said: "That was a tough torch to carry and, as John said, there were many, many lonely days because he always said what was on his mind.”

She said her husband "never did anything deliberately to be hurtful or anything. … I don't see anybody carrying that mantle at all, I don't see anyone carrying the voice -- the voice of reason."

She did not criticize her husband’s close friend, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

"I would just hope that in the long run, everyone would begin to move in the right direction, including Lindsey or anybody else,” McCain said.

"Lindsey's a part of my family," she added. "He's a good friend and I cannot, (and) will not, be critical of Lindsey.”

And she would not target President Donald Trump, despite his frequent attacks on the late senator.

But asked about how her husband would have reacted to the chants of  "send her back" at one of the president’s rallies, McCain said he “would not have accepted it”.

"I'm quite certain he would have spoke out about it," she said.

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