Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Republican senator from Arizona and 2008 GOP presidential nominee John McCain, endorse Biden on Tuesday.

“My husband John lived by a code: country first. 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 @JoeBiden,” McCain wrote on Twitter.

At a fundraiser earlier, Biden let slip that he was getting her formal backing, mentioning that a Zoom session with her was the next item on his schedule. He said she was motivated by Trump’s reported comments referring to members of the military as “losers” and “suckers.”

He added that Cindy McCain was acting because of Trump’s disparaging remarks about veterans like his late son, Beau, John McCain, “and others who were heroes, who served their country. You know, he said they were losers, suckers, suckers.”

Cindy McCain appeared in a video during the Democratic National Convention that highlighted her husband’s relationship with Biden but did not formally support him then. Other prominent Republicans, including former Ohio Governor John Kasich, have also endorsed Biden. — Jennifer Epstein

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