‘Retire immediately so a healthy successor can be chosen in 2018 elections’
Only days after a poll found that many voters believe Sen. John McCain should leave office now so a successor can be chosen by voters this fall, a political action committee called for him to resign.
The Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) says the longtime senator and former presidential candidate should leave “instead of trying to hang on to his power and influence from his deathbed when it is clear he is no longer of sound mind and body.”
“The citizens of Arizona, and all of America, deserve to have capable representatives who are of sound mind and body and able to focus their time and energy on matters of national importance,” said William Gheen, the president of ALIPAC. “Sen. McCain is doing his constituents and legacy a great disservice by refusing to gracefully retire from the Senate. We hope Sen. McCain will put the best interest of Americans ahead of his personal desire to hang on to power, and retire immediately so a healthy successor can be chosen by voters in the 2018 elections.”
WND reported a Rasmussen Reports survey last week that found 62 percent of likely Republican voters believe McCain, who is terminally ill with cancer, should resign from the Senate.
If he leaves before May 30, Arizona voters can elect a replacement in the November elections. Any move made after that would require a special election, because of the time required to arrange a vote.