Arizona’s senior Senator, John McCain has held his seat since 1987. The 81-year old Vietnam prisoner of war, has been undergoing treatment for a brain tumor, the same type of tumor that claimed the life of Sen. Ted Kennedy.
McCain is reported to be at his ranch in Arizona, but sources close to him are reporting that the senator is not expected to return to Washington DC but is expected to announce his retirement in the very near future.
Democrats in Arizona are already working on finding the right candidate with which they hope can win McCain’s senate seat in a special election. It’s unclear who Republicans will tap to run for McCain’s seat.
(True Pundit) – Sen. John McCain is not expected to return the Washington D.C. politics, according to several sources who are closely monitoring his health and medical treatments at his ranch in Arizona.
In fact, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is already in the process of selecting a candidate to run for McCain’s senate seat in a special election after McCain’s expected retirement from the Senate, sources said. Candidates were contacted this week in fact as Democrats jockey to find new blood to oppose the GOP-held seat in Arizona.
“At this point, we are coming to terms that McCain is done here (in the Senate),” one Senate insider on the Hill said Wednesday. “Preparations are underway to deal with this.”
Democrats plan to tap Mark Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords, for the race, according to beltway insiders. Sources said Kelly was contacted this week with the proposal.
Just weeks ago, a White House official said McCain — known for his anti-Trump leaks to the media and his connection to the bogus Trump dossier — was refusing to step down from the Senate despite his reported stage IV brain cancer diagnosis and treatments…
You hate to see anyone undergo what McCain is undergoing, but, his retirement from the Senate won’t be a huge loss as McCain regularly butted heads with President Donald Trump. He is credited with casting the deciding vote that prevented the Senate from replacing Obamacare. Hopefully, the Republican that runs for his seat will win and will work with Trump instead of working with McConnell against Trump.