Arizona governor will appoint former Sen. Jon Kyl to succeed John McCain

Rosalie Gross
September 4, 2018

Doug Ducey is appointing former US Sen.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 1: Guests arrive at the Washington National Cathedral for the funeral service for the late Senator John McCain, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Jon Kyl is a dear friend of mine and John's.

That said, Kyl has not ruled out remaining in the seat until 2020. "Kyl yet. What I have gotten is a commitment to serve Arizona through at least this session of Congress, and it's my hope that he serves longer", Ducey said.

Just as Barack Obama, George Bush and Bill Clinton came together to laud the late Arizonan senator, the notably absent president hit up a golf course in Virginia.

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Kyl, 76, served three terms in the Senate, rising to become the number two Republican before retiring in 2013.

Kyl has been spotted around the Senate recently as the sherpa for Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation, guiding Kavanaugh through meetings with senators. Jon Kyl as McCain's replacement in the US Senate. "He is a man without comparable peer", Mr. Ducey said. The onus fell on the governor to appoint someone to serve until 2020 - when an election will determine who serves the remainder of McCain's term through 2022 - because the deadline had passed to call a special election this year. It's possible that Kyl will step down in 2019. McCain refused to be released and endured severe beatings, saying that being released ahead of previously captured POWs would serve as a propaganda victory for the communist forces, according to The Wall Street Journal. While no date has been announced for Kyl to take the oath of office, a swearing-in typically occurs promptly after the governor's appointment. What an excellent choice! Kyl was one of the body's most powerful and effective members. In 2016, the two shared an embrace at the National Museum of African American History and Culture opening in Washington, D.C.

"I don't like his style. I trusted John with my life... and I think he would trust me with his". Defense Secretary Jim Mattis presented flags to Cindy McCain and Roberta McCain, the senator's 106-year-old mother.

"He could be much more effective if he were more politique, more diplomatic - of course that's one of the things that people like about him - the fact that he isn't that way. I'll shed a tear and yet I'll thank God that I knew a man like John McCain so well".

Sen. John McCain was laid to rest at the United States Naval Academy on Sunday.

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