Aug. 25 marks the one-year anniversary of Sen. John McCain’s death, who was just days shy of his 82nd birthday when he died from glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. And while older daughter Meghan McCain is opting to take a break from social media as she mourns, the late Arizona senator’s widow, Cindy McCain, has popped up on Twitter to share a remembrance to her husband.
McCain paid homage to America’s “most well-known maverick” and her own personal “rock” on Sunday.
365 days without you, John. America lost its most well-known Maverick and we lost our rock. Everyday, we celebrate and honor you by living out #ActsOfCivility
— Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) August 25, 2019
An interview with the 65-year-old widow also aired on Sunday’s episode of CNN’s State of the Union. In it, she decried the current political climate and claimed her Republican spouse would have been “disappointed” and “saddened” by the ongoing tensions.
"I think he'd be very disappointed, in fact, I know he would be," McCain told CNN's Brianna Keilar.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 25, 2019
"He would be saddened by the digression that these conversations and these debates have taken, and also saddened that we're so disoriented within the world right now," she continued. "As you know, he concentrated on helping the little guy and helping the people that were desperate and being wronged by either their government or other people."
She added that, in the days leading up to the former presidential candidate’s death, he was “frustrated” about the state of political affairs. That’s part of the motivation behind her “Acts of Civility” social media campaign, which encourages decency over divisiveness.
"It's for the good of the country," the beer heiress said. "This is, as I said, a very troubling time right now, and we need to work together as human beings, Americans and citizens of our own communities right now."
And while there’s no secret of the bad blood between her family and Donald Trump — whom daughter Meghan has called “so jealous” of her dad — McCain stopped short of endorsing family friend Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
“I think we'll let the people choose that, I think that's up to the voters,” she said of the presidential race.
Biden, meanwhile, shared this tribute to the late McCain, hailing his “decency, respect and civility.”
John lived his life bound by a timeless code — decency, respect, and civility above all else. This week, as we remember his life and service, let's honor his legacy by living out that code. I hope you'll join me and engage in #ActsOfCivility. https://t.co/JwJcz87NVq
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 25, 2019
In France for G7, Trump has not yet addressed the anniversary of McCain’s passing, though he did extend birthday greetings to actor Sean Connery and former talk show host Regis Philbin in what some critics are calling a purposeful snub to the late senator.
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