Meghan McCain says she loves Joe Biden ‘dearly’ as she hints she’ll be voting Democrat
Meghan McCain appeared to throw her weight behind Joe Biden, saying it shouldn’t be a surprise who she’ll be voting for in the next presidential election.
The conservative LGBT+ ally and daughter of the late Republican senator John McCain appears to have come out in support of Joe Biden, who served with her father in the Senate for years.
McCain made a not-so-veiled statement of support on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live, and she threw some shade at Donald Trump’s treatment of her family, too.
“It shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to know [who I’m voting for]. There’s one man who has made pain in my life a living hell and another man who has literally shepherded me through the grief process,” McCain said.
“This really shouldn’t be rocket science for people.”
Meghan McCain said Joe Biden helped her after her father John McCain’s death.
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While she declined to say directly who she’d be voting for, she went on to speak of how Biden helped her throughout her father’s struggle with cancer, and continued to support her after his death in 2018.
“I love him dearly,” she added.
“The Trumps, they’re always making my mom cry. I just think politics is personal too and character is really important. And [I want] someone who’s going to tamp down… fear and anger, instead of making it worse.”
Despite their political differences, John McCain and Joe Biden were friends for years. Biden and his wife, Jill, were the reason John and Cindy McCain met, on a trip to Hawaii, Meghan said.
Although McCain started his political career as an opponent of LGBT+ rights, resisting marriage equality and the repeal of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’, his views gradually shifted over the years.
His daughter and Joe Biden are credited with influencing this idealogical shift, and by the end of his life he spoke out against Trump’s ban on military service by transgender people.
“Any member of the military who meets the medical and readiness standards should be allowed to serve — including those who are transgender,” McCain said in a statement a year before he died.