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McCain’s Former Primary Challenger Calls for Him to Resign Following Cancer Diagnosis

A former primary challenger of Sen. John McCain’s, R-Ariz., brain cancer diagnosis, his one-time political opponent urged the ailing senator to think about his political future sooner rather than later – and expressed interest in the possibility of her taking over his Senate seat.”I hope that Sen”.Ward, a medical doctor who ran a primary campaign against McCain in the 2016 election, said in a Friday statement that ‘the medical reality of his diagnosis is grim’.McCain, 80, revealed on Wednesday that he had been diagnosed with a primarily glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor.Kelli Ward said in an interview with in radio station WOWO that she thinks McCain should step aside.”Because, you know, I have a proven track record from years in the state Senate of being extremely effective and of listening to the voice of the people that I represent”, she said.Meghan McCain posted this photo to her Twitter account on Saturday. “The Senate has complicated and hard problems to deal with and Arizona deserves to be represented by someone who can focus on those challenges”.And in an interview with an in radio station, Ward reiterated her thoughts, stating: “Because I have a proven track record of years in the state Senate of being extremely effective and of listening to the voice of the people that I represent”.The diagnosis was greeted with shock across the U.S. political spectrum with Donald Trump wishing Mr McCain, who has been one of his most vociferous Republican critics, well.Ward previously suggested in a Politico interview previous year that McCain was likely to die in office and is too old for the job.