Cindy McCain denied reports Wednesday that she and her daughter Meghan intend to endorse former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE for president in 2020.
Biden has not yet announced a presidential run but is expected to make his official announcement Thursday.
A report in the Washington Examiner on Wednesday said the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Bad polling data is piling up for Trump Cindy McCain ‘disappointed’ McGrath used image of John McCain in ad attacking McConnell Report that Bush won’t support Trump reelection ‘completely made up,’ spokesman says MORE’s (R-Ariz.) widow and daughter planned to endorse Biden, citing a former McCain campaign official with close ties to the family.
“They talk regularly and have been supportive of his run,” a source reportedly told the Examiner. “The question is going to be timing and coordinating with the Biden campaign … I wouldn’t expect a formal family endorsement because some of McCain’s family is still in the military, but I do expect Cindy to speak out at some point.”
But Cindy McCain denied the report Wednesday, tweeting “Joe Biden is a wonderful man and dear friend of the McCain Family. However, I have no intention of getting involved in presidential politics.”
Joe Biden is a wonderful man and dear friend of the McCain Family. However, I have no intention of getting involved in presidential politics.
— Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) April 24, 2019
Both Meghan and Cindy McCain have frequently sparred verbally with President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE. In November, Cindy McCain declined to commit to voting for the president in 2020, telling the BBC she couldn’t be sure Trump would even run for reelection.
Meghan McCain, a co-host of “The View,” has been more forceful in her criticism of Trump, particularly during a recent back-and-forth in which Trump repeatedly attacked her father months after his death, saying he was “never a fan” of the late senator and lamenting that the McCain family had not thanked him for approving John McCain’s funeral.
Meghan McCain hit back that Trump was “jealous” of her father, which she said the late Arizona senator would find “hilarious.” Trump’s remarks also prompted a rare public rebuke from John McCain’s youngest daughter, Bridget McCain, who said Trump was “a child in the most important role the world knows.” Neither Meghan McCain nor Biden’s office immediately responded to a request for comment from The Hill.
Biden has led most polls of the Democratic presidential field, usually followed by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.).
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