Cindy McCain, the widow of late U.S. Senator John McCain, is warning the Republican Party that its leaders need to change their strategy and stop “appealing to the dark side of humanity” if the GOP wants to continue to exist. She also called on voters to continue voting out officials like Trump who don’t represent the needs of Americans.
“Right now, there’s too much anger and hate, and that’s been generated from the top. I just don’t believe that our party can survive by appealing to the dark side of humanity,” Ms. McCain said during an interview on MSNBC this week.
Despite being a lifelong Republican, McCain has been a vocal opponent of the GOP under Donald Trump’s leadership. She described the GOP as being on the “brink,” adding that the party needs to either “find its way or dissolve.”
She endorsed Joe Biden for president in the 2020 election, which played a key factor in the Arizona Republican Party’s decision to censure her.
“I began this quest in my life with Ronald Reagan. I don’t understand how we got to where we’re at, but now that we’re here, we can no longer have our leaders work with fear and anger and hate,” she said.
McCain has been a vocal opponent of the GOP under Donald Trump’s leadership. Despite being a lifelong Republican, she endorsed Joe Biden for president in the 2020 election, which played a key factor in the Arizona Republican Party’s decision to censure her.
McCain also said she was disappointed that not a single Senate Republican voted in favor of Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package, despite majority support for the bill from Republican voters.
“It saddens me for this reason: As you saw, the polling numbers represent that 59 percent of Republicans want this. They want our two parties to work together to solve the problems of our country, and unfortunately, that didn’t happen with this latest vote,” she said, adding that conservative news outlets should have been focusing on covering the relief package instead of the recent Dr. Seuss controversy, which McCain called “ridiculous.”
McCain voters need to continue voting out officials like Trump who don’t represent the needs of Americans.
“We need to hold them accountable, most importantly. The strongest thing we can do is vote, and just as you saw what happened in this election, and change the leadership if we believe they’re not doing what’s good for the country,” she said.
Cindy McCain says she does not believe the Republican Party will survive by “appealing to the dark side of humanity.” pic.twitter.com/mhfGb9UIxR
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