Daughter of the late U.S. Sen. John McCain, an extreme moderate and Trump hater, Meghan McCain, criticized Trump-endorsed candidates Kari Lake and others for their clean sweep of Arizona’s primary elections held Tuesday. More moderate (RINO) candidates were soundly defeated.
The Hill reports:
As of Wednesday morning, Lake leads Karrin Taylor Robson, who was endorsed by former Vice President Mike Pence and current Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R), by about 1.7 percentage points, or about 11,300 raw votes, according to The Associated Press. The AP has not called the race and estimates about 20 percent of the votes have yet to be counted.
“I see my initial predictions were right despite the initial excitement of Robson pulling ahead,” McCain wrote on Twitter.
“Congratulations to my home state for full making the transition to full blown MAGA/conspiracy theory/fraudster,” she added. “The voters have spoken – be careful what you wish for.”
The primary has marked the latest proxy battle between [45th] President Trump and establishment Republican figures, with Trump zeroing in on his unfounded claims of election fraud in the 2020 presidential election while the party’s establishment wing has focused on contrasting with the Democratic Party on issues like inflation.
McCain’s mother, Cindy, is Democrat Joe Biden’s ambassador to the U.N. Agencies for Food and Agriculture.