Cindy McCain on possible GOP censure: 'I think I'm going to make T-shirts'

Cindy McCain, wife of the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainFormer Trump Defense chief Esper to join McCain Institute We need an independent 1/6 commission that the whole country can have confidence in GOP targets Manchin, Sinema, Kelly on Becerra MORE (R-Ariz.), poked at a pending censure from the Arizona Republican Party, joking she would "make T-shirts" for everyone the party has censured.

The party is planning to hold a vote to censure Cindy McCain and former Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeFormer GOP lawmaker: Republican Party 'engulfed in lies and fear' Grassley to vote against Tanden nomination Klain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House' MORE (R-Ariz.) after they supported President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot FireEye finds evidence Chinese hackers exploited Microsoft email app flaw since January Biden officials to travel to border amid influx of young migrants MORE in the 2020 presidential election.

Another censure resolution targets Arizona Gov. Doug DuceyDoug DuceyHillicon Valley: High alert as new QAnon date approaches Thursday | Biden signals another reversal from Trump with national security guidance | Parler files a new case Arizona governor orders school districts to offer in-person learning by March 15 Arizona House advances bill that would allow apps to bypass Apple, Google fees MORE (R) over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Arizona Republic.


McCain discussed the possible censures with her daughter Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain grills Psaki on 'hypocrisy' over migrant children facility Sinema goes viral for wearing 'Dangerous Creature' sweater on Senate floor Meghan McCain calls for Biden to remove Fauci MORE during an appearance on ABC's "The View" on Thursday.

“It’s about doing what’s right for the country,” Cindy McCain said. “Certainly, Sen. Flake and our governor have made some very tough decisions lately and in the past, but it was for the good of our state and our country.”

McCain said that she was “in good company,” referring to the party’s previous censure of her late husband in 2014 over his voting record.

“You know, I’m in good company, your dad was censured by them,” McCain told her daughter, who is a co-host on "The View." “I think I’m going to make T-shirts for everyone and wear them.”


Meghan McCain said that it seems “very [angry] and bitter for a state that’s now blue,” referring to Biden’s win in the state.

“I don’t understand the anger and hostility, I found it deeply hurtful, and I know you did, too,” McCain said.

Cindy McCain, a lifelong Republican, said Republicans have “lost our way,” adding that it’s time for the party “to get back on track.”


“I truly hope that as things progress on and we get away from this mess that occurred, that we can do just that, we can get back on track and remind everyone that we’re here for the country and not for the party,” she said.

The McCains have for years locked horns with Kelli Ward, the chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party and a staunch ally of President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE. Ward, a longtime critic of John McCain who launched a primary challenge against him in 2016, is expected to be reelected as state party chair on Jan. 23, the Arizona Republic reported.

The censures come after Republicans in the state suffered major losses in the last two election cycles. In November, Biden became the first Democratic presidential candidate to win the state since 1996. Both of the state's Senate seats are also held by Democrats for the first time since the 1950s.