Cindy McCain’s transition to Democrat is complete. The widow of the late senator John McCain has endorsed Joe Biden for president and joined his presidential transition team as a board member.
According to The Hill:
Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), has joined the advisory board of Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s presidential transition team, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
The news came a week after McCain endorsed Biden, calling the former vice president a “good and honest man.”
Other members of the unpaid advisory board include New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D), former Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.), Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D). McCain is the second Republican to join the advisory board, after Bob McDonald, who served as secretary of Veterans Affairs during the Obama Administration.
Presidential transition teams have historically emphasized filling national security roles, as the transition period is considered uniquely vulnerable to terrorist attacks. However, with the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, the Biden transition team is focusing on equipping a potential Biden administration to address public health and economic policy first and foremost.
Joe Biden and John McCain were personal friends.