USA ex-senator Jon Kyl named as successor to McCain

Sep 05, 2018, 00:29
USA ex-senator Jon Kyl named as successor to McCain

The Arizona Republic reported that Kyl agreed to serve in the Senate at least through the end of 2018.

"It's my hope that he serves longer".

Doug Ducey, a Republican, is set to name Kyl at a 10 a.m. PDT news conference at the Arizona Capitol. But Kyl seemed to suggest he could step down at the end of the year, which opens the door for McSally, a former Kyl national security adviser, to slide right in. In recent weeks, he has served as the "sherpa" who has guided Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, through the halls of Congress, a role in which he has coordinated closely with the White House.

But it's unclear what more Kyl, 76, will do in Washington.

Bush recounted McCain's more than five years in a prisoner of war camp in Vietnam to his six terms in the U.S. Senate.

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"Well, I don't really have a relationship with President Trump", Kyl said, adding: "I believe in Judge Kavanaugh". By state law the senator will have to be a member of the same party as the departing one, in this case the GOP.

Arizona's other Senate seat is up for election this year, with Sen.

Family and friends, along with the Naval Academy's class of 1958 and its current student body, bade a final farewell in a private service at the academy's chapel before Mr McCain, who died on Aug 25 at age 81, was interred in a cemetery on the academy grounds.

President Donald Trump, who was not invited to Senator John McCain's funeral, hit the golf course during the memorial service, causing a social media storm in the process.

Kyl, an experienced foreign policy hand, will be entering a narrowly divided Senate where Republicans could gain or lose seats in November.

"There is no one in Arizona more prepared to represent our state in the U.S. Senate than Jon Kyl", Ducey said in a statement.

"The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great", she said. Jon Kyl to replace the late John McCain, who passed away last month due to complications from brain cancer.

"I think McCain would be very happy with the pick". John Shadegg and Matt Salmon, and former Arizona attorney general Grant Woods. Barry Goldwater after he had served in the House of Representatives.

In December 2017, amid rumors McCain was considering resigning his seat, Ducey sent a harsh message to politicians lobbying for him for the appointment.