Cindy McCain marks 1 year without her 'rock'

Aug. 25 marks the one-year anniversary of Sen. John McCain’s death, who was just days shy of his 82nd birthday when he died from glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. And while older daughter Meghan McCain is opting to take a break from social media as she mourns, the late Arizona senator’s widow, Cindy McCain, has popped up on Twitter to share a remembrance to her husband.

McCain paid homage to America’s “most well-known maverick” and her own personal “rock” on Sunday.

An interview with the 65-year-old widow also aired on Sunday’s episode of CNN’s State of the Union. In it, she decried the current political climate and claimed her Republican spouse would have been “disappointed” and “saddened” by the ongoing tensions.

"I think he'd be very disappointed, in fact, I know he would be," McCain told CNN's Brianna Keilar.

"He would be saddened by the digression that these conversations and these debates have taken, and also saddened that we're so disoriented within the world right now," she continued. "As you know, he concentrated on helping the little guy and helping the people that were desperate and being wronged by either their government or other people."

She added that, in the days leading up to the former presidential candidate’s death, he was “frustrated” about the state of political affairs. That’s part of the motivation behind her “Acts of Civility” social media campaign, which encourages decency over divisiveness.

"It's for the good of the country," the beer heiress said. "This is, as I said, a very troubling time right now, and we need to work together as human beings, Americans and citizens of our own communities right now."

John McCain and family through the years
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John McCain and family through the years
Ok one more. @senjohnmccain with me at our first Christmas as a married couple.
@senjohnmccain @zelda.frenchie.1 and our two boys Jack and Jimmy enjoying the morning at the Navy Memorial.
@DBacks game with @meghanmccain and. @senjohnmccain
So many years ago. @meghanmccain @senjohnmccain at her Columbia University graduation.
One of my favorite family photos. An oldie but a goody! @senjohnmccain @meghanmccain
Thank all of you for the wonderful thoughts. @senjohnmccain is doing well. We as a family will face the next hurdle together. One thing I do know is he is the toughest person I know. He is my hero and I love him with all my heart.
The highlight of my day. ❤️🍴🇺🇸
My rock @cindymccain ❤️❤️❤️
Happy early birthday Dad - I love you with all my heart. ❤️🇺🇸🌵🎂🍰
After dinner talks with Dad 🌵❤️🇺🇸
Hiking the eclipse with Dad 🌵🌙
To everyone who has sent me and my family such kind words of strength and prayers, thank you from the bottom of my heart, it really has been helping me. We start my fathers last (first round) of radiation and chemotherapy today. This last month has easily been the most challenging and difficult of my life. I come from a long lineage of warriors and I have never been more grateful for the strength and fortitude that has been passed down to me, I am relying on it now more than ever. My natural inclination is always to be open and share my life but at the moment I am still in a place where I just want and need to be around my family and am asking for your understanding and patience. To those of you out there living with #GBM or who have a family member or loved one living with #GBM, you are my absolute heroes. We are in this fight together, sending you all love and light. #FUCKCANCER
Happy Fathers Day to my father @senjohnmccain. This picture is how I always think of you, relaxed, in Arizona, grilling us ribs and listening to Frank Sinatra. Thank you for teaching me how to love life and seize every moment. Thank you for exposing me to the world (it's good and bad) and teaching me about character, conviction and having true grit. Finally thank you for always giving me something to believe in, in a world where it has become increasingly harder to find. I love you with all my heart. 🇺🇸❤️

And while there’s no secret of the bad blood between her family and Donald Trump — whom daughter Meghan has called “so jealous” of her dad — McCain stopped short of endorsing family friend Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

“I think we'll let the people choose that, I think that's up to the voters,” she said of the presidential race.

Biden, meanwhile, shared this tribute to the late McCain, hailing his “decency, respect and civility.”

In France for G7, Trump has not yet addressed the anniversary of McCain’s passing, though he did extend birthday greetings to actor Sean Connery and former talk show host Regis Philbin in what some critics are calling a purposeful snub to the late senator.

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