Cindy McCain: “Fight for a Greater Cause”

Cindy McCain spoke for the first time since the passing of her husband Senator John McCain in an op-ed published by USA Today.

After a week of memorial services in both Arizona and Washington D.C. honoring the late senator’s life, Cindy McCain urges the nation to fighter for a greater cause, as her husband demonstrated during his lifetime. “This was the essence of John McCain’s message to our nation: that we must join together, shaped by our deepest values of liberty, equal justice and respect for the dignity of all people, hardened by unwavering courage and integrity, and step into the arena to fight for a greater cause,” said Cindy McCain in the op-ed.

She expressed her gratitude to all who have shown their support and encouraged her to keep on fighting, “John’s memory inspires me to be in the arena every day. Thank you for all the kind messages about my husband. I am grateful.”

Cindy McCain also announced that she will step into the arena by engaging in the work of the McCain Institute for International Leadership, “Through the McCain Institute, we will fight for all those values that animated my husband throughout his life. With your support we will pay his legacy forward.”

The McCain Institute for International Leadership, housed at Arizona State University, was founded in 2012. The mission of the institute is to advance “character-driven global leadership based on security, economic opportunity, freedom and human dignity.” Cindy McCain is currently a trustee of the institute.

Senator John McCain passed on August 25th. McCain honorably served Arizona in the United States Senate for more than 30 years. Prior to his Senate run, McCain served in Congress for two years representing the first Congressional District in Arizona and in the United States Navy. Senator Jon Kyl was recently appointed to fill McCain’s seat in the U.S. Senate.

Morgan Carr

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