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Senate Intel Panel Keeps Seat Vacant in Honor of John McCain

Senate Intel Panel Keeps Seat Vacant in Honor of John McCain
A rose is set placed to honor the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., during a Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday. (Tom Williams/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 05 September 2018 12:22 PM EDT

The Senate Intelligence Committee kept a seat open in honor of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as it met Wednesday to discuss foreign influence on social media, The Hill is reporting.

"There can be no denying that the place is a little smaller without him," Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C. said. "Arizona's loss is our loss, and our loss is America's loss."

McCain died Aug. 25 after battling brain cancer. He was chairman of the Armed Services Committee, which made him an ex-officio member of the Intelligence Committee.

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, tweeted a photo of the vacant chair with a white rose in front of it.

"A seat saved for Senator McCain at today's Senate Intel hearing," Warner wrote.

Former Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., has been picked to fill the seat until the end of the current congressional session Jan. 3.

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In honor of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the Senate Intelligence Committee kept a seat open as it met Wednesday to discuss foreign influence on social media, according to The Hill.
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