Spurning Trump, Cindy McCain endorses Biden

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Ciindy McCain’s backing could help Joe Biden appeal to Republicans disaffected with President Donald Trump. (Getty Images)

PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — Cindy McCain, who has said her late husband, Republican Sen. John McCain, would be “disgusted with some of the stuff that’s going on” in Congress, endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president in a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump.

Biden announced the endorsement during a fundraiser on Tuesday.

Trump has had a fraught relationship with members of the McCain family since he disparaged the late Republican Arizona senator during his 2016 campaign. But the McCains have stopped short of endorsing Trump’s rivals.

McCain’s backing could help Biden appeal to Republicans disaffected with the GOP president. It also could give the former vice president a boost in Arizona, a crucial swing state that McCain represented in Congress for 35 years.