An Arizona primary candidate Kellie Ward who is looking to unseat Senator Jeff Flake (Arizona) has stated that it is time for McCain to resign after his recent diagnosis.
Ward failed to unseat Senator McCain last year and has hinted she would wish to be appointed should he resign.
I hope that Senator McCain is going to look long and hard at this, that his family and his advisers are going to look at this, and they’re going to advise him to step away as quickly as possible,” she said on Indiana radio WOWO 1190 AM. “So that the business of the country and the business of Arizona being represented at the federal level can move forward.”
The calls for McCain to resign come from the Senators most recent diagnosis with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Ward is an osteopathic physician and a former Arizona state senator. She is also a supporter of President Trump. During her interview on Thursday she continued saying:
Because you probably realize that with John McCain out of commission we don’t have 51 votes on the Republican side,” she said, though McCain’s absence does still leave Republicans with 51 votes in the Senate. “That can’t stand. We can’t have until the 2018 election, waiting around to accomplish the Trump agenda, to secure the border and stop illegal immigration and repeal Obamacare and fix the economy and fix the veterans administration, all those things need to be done and we can’t be at a standstill while we wait for John McCain to determine what he’s going to do. I would never presume to say what someone’s prognosis is without having exams,” she said. “As a Christian, I know there can always be miracles. But the likelihood that John McCain is going to come back to the Senate and be at full force for the people of our state and the people of the United States is low. That likelihood is low. So in our state, we don’t have a quick special election or anything if someone retires or resigns or steps away from their position.
However, I have emerged from those ashes much stronger, and really I am beating the pants off of Jeff Flake already. And you know, some people told me that Jeff Flake would do well to encourage the governor to appoint me because that would take the pressure off of him.
Do you think she is right? Should McCain resign from his position?