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Senator John McCain will resign his US Senate seat on July 4, 2018, says an aide who asked not to be named because he was not authorized to speak to the press.

"In the end, it was about Kennedy resigning from the Supreme Court," said the aide. "Confirming a (SCOTUS) replacement before the election is considered in the interest of the national Republican party, so that it doesn't become an issue for Dems to run on in every race," said the aide, meaning every race for Senate or Congress.

 

 

The Aide indicated that the Senator wanted to wait until after July 1 to resign, so that his seat would not be on the ballot along with retiring Jeff Flake. By waiting until after July 1, Republican Gov. Doug Ducey will appoint a Senator to serve until the 2020 election.

Speculation on who would replace the Arizona Senator has become a DC parlor game, almost. The Washington Post reported that a list of possible successors is circulating in the whispering Republican class, and includes McCain's wife, Cindy McCain, and former US Sen. Jon Kyl.

 

 

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    jeff spinner · 11:44 07/02/2018
    Maybe, just for nostalgia, he should resign on an aircraft carrier wet starting a jet, and try to sink it like he almost accomplished on the USS Forrestal, getting helicoptered off the ship AHEAD of injured and dying fellow Navy sailors because he thought wet starting his engine to make loud booms wouldn't cause the deaths of HUNDREDS of his fellow Navy men and without the heroic effort of the remaining men on the ship, sinking of an aircraft carrier.

    Don't let that McStain off the hook unless there's a disinterested 3rd party that confirms he's dead. He should hang for the crimes he committed and was allowed to commit. Lucifer has had no better minion.

    He's like a turd that just keeps hanging on while you hold the flush handle down. Is he "faking" his cancer to get away? I can't tell until he's warm and dead (I was trained cold and dead, still requires an attempt at resuscitation).

    His father was a great man, except for that covering up of the attack of the Israelis on the USS Liberty that almost got the US to bomb Egypt...the strike package was in the air, until a smart radio guy was able to jerry-rig another was to communicate off the ship because the Israeli jets destroyed the antennas and were JAMMING their communications on normal channels. The sailors all got NDAs and threats to be put away forever if they ever spoke about it, but as the men came closer to their own deaths, they just said, "f' it."
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    Chilly8 · 11:17 07/02/2018
    Looks like he had enough brain left to do something right for the party. With the possibility that Ducey might get defeated by a Democrat in November, resignging at the planned time, guarantees that seat will stay in Republican hands until at least the 2020 election, even if Ducey is defeated in November.

    Arizona is already likely to have one of its Senate seats go to a Democrat, and he is making sure that his seat does not go Democrat as well, at least until 2020.
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    Mikey · 11:03 07/02/2018
    HE is going straight to Hell
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    Halbert · 07:14 07/02/2018
    2700 Angels will be standing in formation to greet McCain at the Pearly Gates .
    2700 POWs that McCain betrayed will immediately escort McCain straight to Hell.
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    8==D~ · 01:08 07/02/2018
    Praise the Lawd!