WASHINGTON, D.C. — Arizona Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly has used his first speech in Congress to pay tribute to John McCain, the late Republican senator whose seat Kelly now holds.
McCain's widow, Cindy McCain, watched from the gallery Wednesday as Kelly's guest.
She's awaiting Senate confirmation after President Joe Biden nominated her as the U.S. representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture.
The late Senator John McCain was a hero of mine when I was a young Navy pilot. His legacy of service means so much to the state of Arizona. That legacy lives on through his wife Cindy and his children.— Senator Mark Kelly (@SenMarkKelly) August 4, 2021
I'm deeply honored to be joined by @CindyMcCain in the Senate chamber today. pic.twitter.com/pNPXRlqP7M
Kelly was elected last year to finish the last two years of McCain's final term. He is a top target for the GOP and faces a tough reelection fight next year for his own six-year term.