"I think he would be very disappointed, in fact, I know he would be," McCain told CNN's Brianna Keilar in an interview that Sunday's "State of the Union," Arizona's one-year anniversary , was broadcast The death of the Republican Senator.
"He would be saddened by the digression these discussions and debates have brought, and by the fact that we are so disoriented in the world today," she added. "As you know, he focused on helping the little guy and helping people who were desperate and wronged by their government or other people."
After his death, John McCain had a forty-year career in Washington, first as a liaison to the Navy Senate, then as a House Representative, and then as a Senate resident, whom he took on as Barry Goldwater policy hawk. In a farewell statement, the senator called on Americans to remember that "we have always had so much more to do with one another than differences of opinion."
"It's for the good of the country," she said. "This, as I said, is a very disturbing time, and we now have to work together as people, Americans and citizens of our own communities."
When Keilar asked if there were any Republicans she felt McCain had stepped into her husband's footsteps to continue his legacy, and quoted Utah's senator Mitt Romney and former Arizona senator Jeff Flake as "outstanding." a "danger" that the Republican Party might lose "good people" like Flake.
"But time flies," she said, calling on citizens to remind current and future lawmakers what to do – to work together, be civil, be decent.
McCain replied: "I think we let people decide that, I think that's up to voters."