Cindy McCain endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday night, saying that there is "only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is Joe Biden."
Earlier in the evening, Biden announced during a virtual fundraiser that McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), decided to endorse him after it was reported by multiple news organizations that President Trump called U.S. soldiers who died in combat "losers" and "suckers;" Trump has denied making the comments. John McCain was a U.S. Navy officer and prisoner of war in Vietnam, and three of his children also served in the military.
Over a series of tweets, Cindy McCain explained why she is backing Biden. "My husband John lived by a code: Country first," she said. "We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost. There's only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is Joe Biden."
McCain went on to say that they "don't always agree on the issues, and I know he and John certainly had some passionate arguments, but he is a good and honest man. He will lead us with dignity. He will be a commander in chief that the finest fighting force in the history of the world can depend on, because he knows what it is like to send a child off to fight." Biden's son Beau, who died of brain cancer in 2015, was a member of the Delaware Army National Guard who served in Iraq.