Senator John McCain a long time staple in the United States Senate is gravely ill, and will likely need to be replaced soon. But in a new twist, the seat looks to be staying in the family. His wife Cindy, is reported to be his heir apparent.
According to Emily Zanotti of Daily Wire:
If Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) dies in office, his wife, Cindy McCain, will succeed him, according to a new report from Washington, D.C. insider and veteran journalist John Gizzi.
Although no official plans have been made just yet — and Sen. John McCain is still well enough to remain at work — Arizonans with knowledge of the situation tell Gizzi and Newsmax that they fully expect Arizona’s Republican governor, Doug Ducey, to appoint McCain’s wife to finish out his Senate term.
I’ve always assumed that was the arrangement,” one “friend of the McCain family” told the outlet.
Another former Republican Senator reportedly agreed: “I don’t know if this [succession] has been formalized, but that’s what people who know John tell me.”
Apparently, the McCain’s like to keep it in the family and will not relinquish the McCain name being associated with this Senate seat without a fight.