Cindy McCain: 'John would want what's best for our country... Joe Biden'

Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSen.-elect Mark Kelly visits John McCain's grave ahead of swearing-in McCain, Kristol battle over Tanden nomination Biden's favorability rating rises while Trump's slips: Gallup MORE (R-Ariz.), again spoke out in support of Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump Cruz urges Supreme Court to take up Pennsylvania election challenge MORE on Friday, saying her husband would view Biden as "what's best for our country."

"He's going to make sure that we find common ground. He's going to bring ethics and empathy back to the office, something that we are sorely in need of now. And like I said before, he's going to be a president for all people, not just Democrats," McCain told ABC News on Friday, as ballots continue to be counted in key battleground states.

Asked what her husband would have thought of the election, McCain responded: “I know John would want what is best for our country. What is best for our country is not our party. What’s best for our country is Joe Biden.”


Cindy McCain earlier this year endorsed Biden, crossing party lines to back the former vice president who has been a close family friend for years. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump MORE and John McCain clashed while he was alive, notably after the senator stopped a GOP attempt to repeal ObamaCare. Trump has continued repeatedly attacking the war hero even after his death.

Cindy McCain's latest comments come as The Associated Press and Fox News have projected Biden as the winner of Arizona. Other news outlets have not yet called the race, which is one of several key states that remain tight as mail-in ballots are still tallied. 

Mike Murphy, a GOP strategist and former adviser for John McCain’s 2000 presidential bid, joked this week that Arizona flipping blue, "could be the revenge of Senator John McCain." Other social media users also joked Biden winning the state was the work of John McCain's "ghost."