Cindy McCain slammed fellow Republicans on Sunday for being hung up on the 2020 presidential election, claiming continued probes into the outcome are ‘ludicrous’.
‘The election is over,’ McCain told CNN’s Jake Tapper on ‘State of the Union’ Sunday morning. ‘Biden won. I know many of them don’t like the outcome. But, you know, elections have consequences.’
Her comments come after former President Donald Trump launched into a rant at his Mar-a-Lago resort Thursday claiming Arizona will be the first state to overturn its election results in his favor.
‘This does not surprise me,’ McCain said of her home state’s recounting efforts. ‘You know, things are just aloof and crazy out there right now in regards to the election.’
Despite being a lifelong Republican, the widow of the late Arizona Senator John McCain has been vocal about her support of Joe Biden – even speaking on his behalf at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
Cindy McCain said continued efforts to overturn Arizona election results are ‘ludicrous’
Comments come after Donal dTrump ranted on a Mar-a-Lago bandstand Thursday that Arizona would be the first state to override the ‘rigged’ election as Republicans in Maricopa County began a recount last week conducted by the Florida company Cyber Ninjas
The Bidens and McCains have been friends for decades.
Some reports indicate Biden could tap McCain as the first Republican to join his administration as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations World Food Program.
‘In whatever way that he sees fit, I would be proud and honored to serve,’ McCain told Tapper when asked if she would accept the post if it were offered.
She also noted her history of working to combat human trafficking and human rights violations.
Trump took to a Mar-a-Lago bandstand on Thursday claiming Arizona Republicans will undo the ‘rigged’ 2020 election as the recount in Maricopa County conducted by the Florida company Cyber Ninjas continues.
During the speech, Trump repeated allegations that he only lost to Biden because of widespread election fraud.
In other videos posted from the same speech, Trump tells his fans that he would be leaving the Mar-a-Lago club for the summer to move to his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey – and plans to return to southern Florida in October.
Former Arizona state Rep. Anthony Kern, who was pictured among insurrectionists during the Capitol riots, recounts ballots from the 2020 general election as a contractor working for Cyber Ninjas
Kern tweeted a video on December 19, 2020 speaking at the Stop The Steal rally in Arizona. He is now one of those counting ballots for an Arizona audit of the vote
Here Kern is seen amidst Capitol rioters on January 6, 2021
‘Let’s see what they find. I wouldn’t be surprised if they found thousands and thousands and thousands of votes,’ Trump says in the videos, which were taken during an event to endorse Rep. Billy Long.
‘We’re going to watch that very quickly and, after that, we’ll Pennsylvania, we’ll watch Georgia, and you’re going to watch Michigan, and Wisconsin, and New Hampshire.’
He continued: ‘This was a rigged election and everybody knows it and we’re going to be watching it very closely.’
Trump also claimed in the speech that ‘they found a lot of votes in New Hampshire just now’ – though it was not immediately clear to what he was referring.
In April, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill authorizing an audit of how votes were conducted in Windham pertaining to four seats in the state’s House of Representatives.
Arizona’s recount started last Friday after the state’s Republican-led Senate hired a Florida company to conduct the audit.
Doug Logan, the CEO of Cyber Ninjas, is overseeing the audit despite the company having no experience working elections. Forbes revealed that Logan has spread outrageous conspiracy theories that a company tied to Hugo Chavez, the long-dead Venezuelan dictator, rigged voting machines against Trump.
The audit, which is expected to conclude May 14, is only looking at votes cast in the presidential and U.S. Senate races, which were won by Democrats.
Contractors working for Cyber Ninjas, who was hired by the Arizona State Senate despite having no experience working elections, examine and recount ballots
Contractors working for Cyber Ninjas, who was hired by the Arizona State Senate, examine and recount ballots from the 2020 general election
Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett (second from left) works to move ballots from the 2020 general election at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 1, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona
Anthony Kern, a former member of the Arizona House of Representatives who lost his seat in the election, was pictured by the Arizona Republic taking part in the recount.
The reporter who took the photo was then escorted out of the facility and told his press credentials were revoked for taking the photo, the outlet reported.
Kern was also pictured among a crowd of rioters during the January 6 siege at the U.S. Capitol building and was a vocal advocate for the ‘Stop the Steal’ movement raising concerns about the validity of the recount, Newsweek reported.
The former state congressman is also a disgraced police officer who has been placed on the state’s list of cops with credibility issues, known as the Brady list, according to Daily Beast.
‘Wife and I are honored to be involved in the audit of 2020 election ballots in Maricopa County. Re-count begins this week! #ElectionIntegrity,’ Kern tweeted,
Trump’s move to Bedminster appears to be coming quickly after the former president faced backlash for declaring Mar-a-Lago his official residence, rather than New York City, after Biden’s inauguration.
The ‘Winter White House’ closes after Memorial Day when the weather in South Florida becomes hot, Insider reported.
Living in New Jersey will also allow Trump to conduct his business dealings and easily meet with New York political donors.
Former President Donald Trump poses with a group of fans at Mar-A-Lago on Thursday