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

04 September, 2018, 23:30 | Author: Valerie Santiago
  • Meghan Mc Cain eulogizes her father during the funeral service at the National Cathedral for Sen. John S. McCain

"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.

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

"I want to watch the hawks hunt from the sycamore, and then take my leave bound for a place near my old friend Chuck Larson, in the cemetery on the Severn, back where it began", McCain wrote. If he is unwilling to serve until the next general election in 2020, the governor would have to appoint another interim senator.

Arizona law requires the governor to appoint a member of the same political party to fill a seat opened by the departure of a senator.

According to the Arizona Republic, Kyl only agreed to serve through the end of 2018. "He is a man without comparable peer", Ducey said.

"Now Senator Kyl can cast a vote for Kavanaugh's confirmation", Mr. Ducey said.

Kyl's entire career in Washington overlapped with McCain's and he served with the state's senior senator for three terms before stepping down. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) term, a choice praised by Cindy McCain.

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While shepherding Supreme Court picks, Kyl has not indicated he's a Trump loyalist, saying in a February interview that the president is a "phenomenon that has to be dealt with".

As buses filled with people - some labeled with signs "Honoring Senator John McCain" - passed by, Stacy Cole, 45, her daughter Bianca Elliot, 15, and friend Nancy McCamish, 54, gleefully waved their flags near an entrance to the Naval Academy.

Sunday's military flypast by the Navy's Blue Angels marked the conclusion of an extraordinary five-day show of mourning for one of the most admired politicians in the United States. He also spoke at the brief ceremony at the Arizona Capitol last week before the public was invited in to see McCain lying in state.

As ET previously reported, John died at the age of 81 at his home in Arizona, surrounded by his family.

"John's voice will always come as a whisper over our shoulder - we are better than this, America is better than this", he said.

While their remarks made clear their admiration for him, they also represented a repudiation of President Donald Trump's brand of tough-talking, divisive politics.

Kyl, 76, retired from the Senate in 2013, previously serving as Senate minority whip. In 2016, the two shared an embrace at the National Museum of African American History and Culture opening in Washington, D.C.

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