John McCain Hints At Possible Retirement At End Of Current Term
Could we be nearing the end of John McCain’s time in the Senate?
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) hinted that he may be serving his last term in office, admitting that he does not want to become “one of these old guys that should’ve shoved off.”
McCain, a 27-year veteran of the senate and former presidential candidate, made the admission while speaking about his relationship with President Obama.
“The president and I, he’s in his last term, I’m probably in mine, the relationship we have had over the past three years is quite good,” McCain told The Wrap in an interview. “Quite good.”
The 77-year-old McCain’s current term is up in 2016. When asked if this would really be his last term, McCain backtracked a bit.
“Nah, I don’t know,” McCain said. “I was trying to make a point. I have to decide in about two years so I don’t have to make a decision. I don’t want to be one of these old guys that should’ve shoved off.”
McCain is currently on his fifth term in the Senate, and spent four years in the House of Representatives before that, so it wouldn’t be all that surprising if he retires when this one is up. After all he may want to spend more time with family and concentrate on his second career of appearing on Sunday morning talk shows.