Report: Cindy McCain Set to Take Over Husband’s Senate Seat
According to sources Cindy McCain is set to take over for husband John McCain as Arizona senator.
It’s not clear if Cindy is even a Republican… But, then again, it’s not clear if John was a Republican.
John Gizzi at Newsmax reported:
As Arizonans prepare for their final salute to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Republicans and political pundits in the state privately tell Newsmax they expect the appointment of his wife, Cindy, to succeed him in the Senate.
Of course, no one in the Grand Canyon State who spoke to us wants to go on record discussing what will happen when the ailing McCain no longer holds his seat. But those who did, agree almost unanimously, Cindy McCain following John in the Senate through appointment by Gov. Doug Ducey, R-Ariz., is a near certainty.
“I’ve always assumed that was the arrangement,” said a friend of the McCain family since John’s 1973 return from captivity in Vietnam.
A former Republican senator who served with McCain agreed:
“I don’t know if this [succession] has been formalized, but that’s what people who know John tell me.”
(Both of those who spoke to Newsmax did so under promise of anonymity).
One source close to the McCain family said supporters of the senator have quietly let Gov. Ducey know Cindy is the choice of “Team McCain.”