Published: Tue, September 04, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

Former Arizona U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl to replace John McCain

Former Arizona U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl to replace John McCain

Jon Kyl to replace the late John McCain, who passed away last month due to complications from brain cancer. "I am deeply grateful to senator Kyl for agreeing to succeed his friend and colleague of so many years".

The appointment of Kyl will run through 2020, at which time a special election will determine who will fill the remainder of McCain's term, which ends in 2022.

Ducey says Kyl has committed to serve through the end of this year and the governor hopes he will serve longer.

"He was a great man", claimed the conservative co-host of The View.

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

"When people of that stature have an opportunity to think ahead and wanting to be together it really is a statement of friendship and support and integrity", said Jacobs, whose father served with McCain's father, U.S. Navy Adm. John Sydney McCain Jr., on submarines during World War II.

Ducey confirmed the pick in a tweet Tuesday. "Every single day that Jon Kyl represents Arizona in the U.S. Senate is a day our state is well-served".

McCain's wife Cindy McCain offered her congratulations to Kyl on Twitter.

"So much of our politics, our public life, our public discourse can seem small and mean and petty, trafficking in bombast and insult and phony controversies and manufactured outrage", said President Obama. "We all know she's devastated by the passing of her father but, boy, she said during her eulogy, those of you who didn't see it, she said John McCain told her [to] show them how tough you are and, my God, she showed everyone how tough she is".

Mr. Kyl said he will not be a candidate for the seat in 2020.

25 at age 81, will be buried today at the Naval Academy Cemetery, next to a longtime friend and academy classmate Adm. Charles Larson, who was a former USNA superintendent. "Kudos to Senator Kyl for his willingness to serve once again".

Filling McCain's seat marks a turning point in Arizona political history.

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

The flag-draped coffin holding McCain's body was flown to Washington, D.C., aboard Air Force Two, the plane reserved for the vice president.

Kyl, 76, retired from the Senate in 2013, previously serving as Senate minority whip.

He reached across party lines multiple times to warn of the dangers of waterboarding.

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