Cindy McCain: GOP no longer the ‘party that my husband and I belonged to’

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Cindy McCain longs for the days of her husband’s GOP. She claims that since Trump took office the GOP is excluding minority voters. She says Trump may have turned Arizona blue in the next election because of it.

Cindy McCain said the Republican Party has changed during the presidency of Donald Trump and it’s no longer the “party that my husband and I belonged to.”

Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Sen. John McCain, said the party is “excluding people for the wrong reasons,” which could give Democrats a shot at turning Arizona blue in the upcoming election.

“We have a huge Hispanic population now that have found their voice in politics, number one. And number two, we have on my side of the aisle — on the Republican side — we see a local party in Arizona that’s not functioning well, and it’s excluding people. And it’s excluding people for the wrong reasons,” she told Politico’s “Women Rule” podcast.

“If you’re not walking the line, then you’re out. That’s just not right. That’s not the party that my husband and I belonged to,” she said.
McCain also said, “We’ve seen the end of men like my husband.”

“The inability to even discuss issues — differing issues — it’s degenerated into name-calling and Twitter responses, and all of these things that not only do they not help the argument, but they don’t help foster good relationships with people,” McCain said.

Last month, McCain shared similar sentiments when she said Republicans have failed to carry on her husband’s legacy of bipartisanship. The senator died in 2018, at age 81, from an aggressive form of brain cancer.
“I don’t see anybody carrying that mantle at all, I don’t see anyone carrying the voice — the voice of reason,” she said. “That was a tough torch to carry, and as John said, there were many lonely days because he always said what was on his mind.”

Source: Washingtonpost

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