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Cindy McCain cautions Sinema, McSally to serve with honor, humility

In this Sept. 1, 2018, file photo, Cindy McCain, glances back towards the hearse carrying her husband's casket, following a memorial service for her husband Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

PHOENIX — The widow of the late U.S. Sen. John McCain has some advice for the senator who is serving in her husband’s seat and the Arizona lawmaker who she will be working with.

“Take the oath with dignity and honor and serve with great humility,” Cindy McCain told KTAR News 92.3 FM of U.S. Sens. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema on Thursday.

“I’m reminding them that the most important thing you can do is serve a cause greater than yourself and this is exactly what they will be doing and to not lose sight of that,” McCain added.

“This is not about them, this is about the nation. Remember, they are following the footsteps of some incredible Americans so I would hope that both of them would listen and take heed and do the best job they can.”

Republican McSally and Democrat Sinema were sworn into the Senate this week. Sinema will serve as Arizona’s senior senator, the same position that McCain held until his August death from brain cancer.

Cindy McCain said her husband’s legacy was “being someone who always told it exactly like it was. There was no dilly-dallying, he always did what was right.

“(Serving in government is) a higher cause and I hope it’s something that all our senators and congressmen relate to and understand and will lead by example and not lead for selfishness,” she said.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Bob McClay contributed to this report. 

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