John McCain’s seat in the U.S. Senate: What happens next?

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John McCain’s life, legacy remembered in Arizona

Flags lowered to honor Republican Senator John McCain, has died at the age of 81, after fighting brain cancer for more than a year; Alicia Acuna reports from Phoenix, Arizona.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s will be big shoes to fill, as he considers, he decides, to fill temporarily the U.S. Senate seat of the late John McCain, until a special election can be held to complete McCain’s term.

McCain, 81, lost his years-long battle with brain cancer Saturday, behind a decades-long Tradition in the policy that runs in the scope of delivery of presidential elections.

Even when he was a months-long break from Washington in his home state, McCain claims to be a voice in Congress, shares his opinion in the legislative process and frequently criticized President Trump on the agenda.

McCain was one of the first to Express opposition against Trump became the first presidential pardon in August 2017 Joe Arpaio, former sheriff of Arizona, Maricopa County, is guilty of a misdemeanor contempt-of-court findings free of charge in a trial prosecuted by the justice Department.

A week earlier, McCain added Trump ‘ s comments surrounding last year’s violence in Charlottesville, Va., you write in a tweet that there is “no moral equivalence between racists & Americans to stand up against hatred and bigotry.”

In September 2017, McCain, his Republican colleagues with a “thumbs-shocked-down” of choice against a replacement for “Obamacare”, the health care law has been under President Barack Obama.

I can’t, in good conscience, vote for Graham-Cassidy. A account of so many of life affect a party worthy cross-cutting approach.

— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) September 22, 2017

“I can’t, in good conscience, vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I think we could work better together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried,” McCain wrote, in part, to his dramatic voice. “I have no pleasure in the announcement of my opposition. Far from it. The bill’s authors are my dear friends, and I think the world of them. I know that you are acting consistently with their beliefs and the meaning, what is the best for the country. I. am”

Trump, under a military policy, signed the bill in August, named for McCain, but in a sign of their inflamed relationship that the President has not mentioned McCain’s name in remarks at the signing ceremony.

Here is what Mccain’s Senate seat to happen, according to Arizona election law.

The Governor appoints a new senator

Arizona is one of the 36 States in which the Governor makes an appointment to fill a U.S. Senate vacancy, according to the National Conference of State legislatures. Therefore, Gov. Ducey will fill the appointment of an interim senator McCain’s seat.

Because McCain was a Republican, state law requires Ducey, to appoint a member of the same party — a step that is very important for the trump administration, as the GOP currently holds a bare 51-49 Senate majority.

The newly appointed senator would be, as long as in the office until the next General election in November 2020. The interim senator would not be obliged to run the election.

Whoever’s elected to the Senate seat in November 2020, McCain would be the term of office expires in January 2023.

What happens if the Governor selects a member of Congress?

If Ducey to choose the state of the current Congress members to fill the seat, then a special election would have to be held to fill that empty spot. According to the Arizona State legislature, the election had to be held “not less than 120 and not more than 133 days,” according to the site.

Fox News’ Kaitlyn Schallhorn and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

Jennifer Earl is an SEO editor for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @jenearlyspeakin.

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