Govenor Doug Ducey will appoint someone to replace him.
Arizona state law requires that the governor of the state appoint someone to fill a vacant U.S. Senate or U.S. House seat.
That is Nov. 6 in this case.
Whoever wins the election in November would serve the remainder of the term through 2020.
“Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious,” the family’s statement said.
“In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival.
But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict.
With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment.
Our family is immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his caregivers over the last year, and for the continuing outpouring of concern and affection from John’s many friends and associates, and the many thousands of people who are keeping him in their prayers.
God bless and thank you all.”
WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain of Arizona, who has been battling brain cancer for more than a year, will no longer be treated for his condition, his family announced on Friday, a sign that the Republican war hero is most likely entering his final days.
Mr. McCain had been undergoing treatment since July 2017, and has been absent from Washington since December. Mr. McCain’s family has gathered in Arizona, and people close to him say his death is imminent.
Who will be taking his place?
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