Republican Meghan McCain celebrates Joe Biden, who “respects prisoners who have been captured”.


Meghan McCain, Republican and daughter of the late Arizona Senator John McCain, expressed her relief on Saturday after the Associated Press and other media networks called the 2020 election and named Democratic candidate Joe Biden as the winner.

Meghan McCain said she felt “relieved” and looked forward to “having a president who respects [prisoners of war]who have been captured.

Just a very personal note – I feel relieved and look forward to having a President who respects prisoners of war who have been captured…

(*I had to say it.)

– Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) November 7, 2020

McCain probably refers to comments made by President Donald Trump in 2015 when he was seeking the Republican nomination. He had said that McCain’s father was “not a war hero” and “I like people who have not been captured”.

John McCain served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. During a bombing raid in 1967, his plane was shot down, leaving him seriously injured. North Vietnamese troops captured him and he remained a prisoner of war for six years, until 1973.

Trump’s remarks about the deceased senator in 2015 provoked criticism at the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa from the audience as well as from Republicans and Democrats. Trump never served in the military and was granted four student deferments and one medical deferral that released him.

In a report published in September by The Atlantic, it was claimed that Trump called the American war dead “losers” and “failures. After John McCain died in August 2018, Trump allegedly told members of his senior staff: “We will not support the funeral of this loser.

Meghan McCain has loudly expressed her support for Biden throughout the election cycle. Her mother, Cindy McCain, also supported the former vice president and even participated in campaigning for the Democratic candidate.

“My husband knew Joe Biden for a very long time,” Cindy McCain said in a video ad. “They traveled thousands of miles together, visiting troops overseas, and they developed the kind of friendship that you don’t see too often.

“In the Senate, they disagreed on almost everything. They fought like hell on the ground, and then they went to lunch together,” she added, “because they always put their friendship and their country first.

She even joined Biden’s transition team as a member of the advisory board, and is expected to advise on issues affecting women and children.

Meghan McCain’s tweets came shortly after the AP and other media networks called the race on Saturday. McCain not only alluded to her father, but also congratulated Biden on his planned victory, calling him “one of the truly decent and moral men I have ever had the privilege of knowing.

Congratulations, Mr. President! â¦@JoeBidenâ© – one of the truly decent and moral men I have ever had the privilege to know. Please lead our nation boldly toward healing and non-partisanship. ðºð¸â¥ï¸ðð”

– Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) November 7, 2020

Biden secured the presidency after winning Pennsylvania, one of the few remaining states that still counts postal ballots on Saturday, and thus handed over the White House to him.

Before Pennsylvania, the AP reported that Biden had 264 votes. The state’s 20 votes brought him to 284, far more than the 270 votes needed to win the electoral college. Trump has only 214 votes. Biden also leads the plebiscite, with 74.8 million compared to Trump’s 70.5 million votes.


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