Capitol Report: Cindy McCain may be named to fill her husband’s Senate seat | In death, McCain has final message for Trump

Capitol Report: Cindy McCain may be named to fill her husband’s Senate seat | In death, McCain has final message for Trump

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and his wife Cindy celebrate under confetti during a rally at Pontiac-Oakland County International Airport in Waterford, Michigan January 9, 2008.

Cindy McCain may be named by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by her husband, John, after his death this weekend from brain cancer.

The 64-year-old already had been representing the senator at public events, the Arizona Republic points out, and has been an outspoken advocate against human trafficking.

Ducey chief of staff Kirk Adams, former gubernatorial candidate Barbara Barrett and former Sen. Jon Kyl are among the other candidates to fill the seat until 2020.

NPR examines McCain’s “indelible place in American politics.” The story chronicles successes as well as failures, including his campaign-finance effort and his controversial choice of then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.

BBC News has a story on five clashes John McCain had with President Donald Trump, who infamously said that he liked people that were not captured. McCain was captured after his plane was shot down in the Vietnam War.

CNN has an analysis piece on McCain’s final message to Trump. Stephen Collinson argues “the ceremonies marking McCain’s passing seem sure to become more than a lament for a departed political giant. They are likely to become a debate about political morality and the comportment and principles expected of public figures in an already polarized political age that has been further roiled by Trump’s disruptive influence.”

Tiger Woods shot down questions on Sunday about his relationship with Trump, urging people to respect the office of the president, Fox News reports. Woods was asked whether he had anything to say to people who “find it interesting” that he maintains a rather personal relationship with the president.

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