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Republican John McCain was reelected to the U.S. Senate. He will serve his sixth term.
It appeared earlier on in the campaign that McCain was going to be given a run for his proverbial money by Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, but appearances, in this case, were deceiving.
McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, and sits on the Indian Affairs, Homeland Security, and Governmental Affairs committees, said he would support Donald Trump until the leak of the infamous tape in which the GOP presidential nominee bragged about his fame-induced freedom to grab women’s genitals. Trump had previously mocked McCain for being a prisoner of war.
McCain has said that he will block any hypothetical nominees to the Supreme Court.
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