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Cindy McCain shocked the Republican Party when she endorsed Joe Biden for president. Now, the widow of John McCain tells The Economist Asks podcast about her prediction that the Republican Party will split and her hopes for a new era of political co-operation in America.
00:00 Why Cindy McCain endorsed Joe Biden
00:42 – President Biden’s inauguration
02:08 – Reaction to invasion of Capitol building
04:56 – McCain’s relationship with the Republican party
06:25 – John McCain’s view of political tussles
07:18 – Can Biden achieve cross-party co-operation?
08:46 – Has American democracy been damaged?
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