Appearing on ABC’s ‘The View’ on Thursday morning, Cindy McCain, the widow of former Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain, celebrated over the news that the Arizona Republican Party is drafting a proposal to censure her for endorsing Joe Biden, helping the President-elect turn the state blue.
McCain, who is one of several high-profile Republicans who endorsed Biden during the 2020 election, told ‘The View’ that she’s “going to make t-shirts” to boast about it.
During the interview, co-host Meghan McCain brought up the situation, letting her mother know that “everyone wanted me to ask you” about it and that her “phone blew up.”
“The Arizona GOP is in talks to censure you as well as former senator Jeff Flake and our wonderful governor Doug Ducey, and I think I’m actually included in the censuring because it said part of the McCain family,” the View host declared. “I don’t know what’s going on. I’m horrified and disgusted. Why do you think there’s so much anger at our family and Jeff Flake and Doug Ducey?”
The elder McCain said it was because she was “doing what’s right for the country,” adding that the state’s GOP was taking the same stance against Flake and Ducey—who defended Arizona’s vote for Biden—because they “made some very tough decisions” recently. She then noted that her late husband had also been censured by the state party.
“I’m in good company,” she exclaimed. “I think I’m going to make t-shirts for everyone and wear them. You know, you’ll be happy to know, Meghan, they did take the family part out. You’re no longer included.”
“If they censure you, they should censure all of us,” Meghan replied, before adding: “I don’t understand the anger and hostility. I found it deeply hurtful. I know you did too. I just basically wanted to tell you I found it hurtful on national television. That’s all.”
— The View (@TheView) January 14, 2021