John McCain’s mother Roberta dies


“It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my wonderful stepmother, Roberta McCain,” Cindy McCain tweeted. “I couldn’t have asked for a better role model or a best friend. She joins her husband Jack, her son John and her daughter Sandy. “

Roberta McCain attended her son’s funeral in Washington after the Arizona Republican died at age 81 from brain cancer in 2018.

Matriarch McCain was a frequent presence on the campaign trail when her son claimed the presidency in 2008. A fiery woman, Roberta McCain has traveled regularly, including a trip to Europe in her 90s.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

CNN’s Kevin Liptak, Veronica Stracqualursi, Dana Bash, and Maeve Reston contributed to this report.


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