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Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), again spoke out in support of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on today, saying her husband would view Biden as “what’s best for our country.”

“He’s going to make sure that we find common ground. He’s going to bring ethics and empathy back to the office, something that we are sorely in need of now. And like I said before, he’s going to be a president for all people, not just Democrats,” McCain told ABC News on Friday, as ballots continue to be counted in key battleground states.

Asked what her husband would have thought of the election, McCain responded: “I know John would want what is best for our country. What is best for our country is not our party. What’s best for our country is Joe Biden.”

McCain was the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, losing to Democratic nominee Barack Obama.

McCain’s concession speech has now been viewed over 12 million times on social media, as President Trump claims the election is being stolen from him by Democrats.

The speech highlights a stark difference between a defeated Republican candidate willing to offer support to his opponent, and a current president who has given no indication he would be willing to concede the 2020 race.

McCain, who lost the election to President Barack Obama 12 years ago, used his concession speech to congratulate Obama and compliment the president on his ability to inspire millions of Americans.

“The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly,” McCain began in 2008. “A little while ago, I had the honor of calling Senator Barack Obama to congratulate him on being elected the next president of the country that we both love.”


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Cindy McCain earlier this year endorsed Biden, crossing party lines to back the former vice president who has been a close family friend for years.

Trump and McCain clashed while he was alive, notably after McCain stopped a GOP attempt to repeal Obamacare.

Trump has continued repeatedly attacking the war hero even after his death.

JimHeath.TV, the Associated Press and Fox News have projected Biden as the winner of Arizona.

Other news outlets have not yet called the race, which is among several key states that remain tight as mail-in ballots are still tallied.

Mike Murphy, a GOP strategist and former adviser for John McCain’s 2000 presidential bid, joked this week that Arizona flipping blue, “could be the revenge of Senator John McCain.”

Other social media users also joked Biden winning the state was the work of McCain’s “ghost.”


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