Former senator Jon Kyl steps in to fill McCain's Arizona Senate seat

McCain and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin left attend a campaign rally at Pima County Fairgrounds

McCain and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin left attend a campaign rally at Pima County Fairgrounds

Kyl, a former GOP whip, also worked in support of Judge Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination for the client Judicial Crisis Network, which paid Covington $215,000 a year ago, according to lobbying disclosures. I am deeply grateful to Senator Kyl for agreeing to succeed his friend and college of so many years.

Former Sen Jon Kyl has only agreed to a brief appointment filling the late John McCain's senate seat.

The unusual timing of Kyl's appointment could work out for another Arizona Republican who wants to become a United States senator - Rep. Martha McSally. Jon Kyl has only committed to fill the Senate seat of the late John McCain through January of 2019.

Arizona is among the states where Trump's approval ratings are solid and durable, and McSally was hardly a Trump backer when he ran for President in 2016.

One of his first tasks will be to vote in President Donald Trump's nominee for United States Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh.

Doug Ducey chose former US Sen.

Ducey is expected to hold a news conference Tuesday to officially announce Kyl as McCain's successor in the Senate.

Once he is sworn in Wednesday, Kyl will cast crucial votes in the coming weeks on Kavanaugh's nomination, government spending and possibly billions for a U.S. -Mexico border wall and perhaps another round of tax cuts.

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The ceremony for the 76-year-old Kyl took place at the U.S. Capitol at 9:45 a.m. Arizona time.

"Over the weekend, Senator John McCain was laid to rest at Annapolis".

Daniel Ruiz II, a spokesman for Gov. Doug Ducey, disclosed the timing hours after Ducey appointed Kyl to fill the seat left vacant by the death of John McCain.

Under Arizona law, Ducey is responsible for appointing a McCain replacement until a November 2020 special election.

If Kyl does retire (again) at the end of this year, Ducey could appoint someone who would be able to run for re-election in 2020. Kyle promised Ducey he will at least serve through the end of the year. His appointment may make it possible for him to vote for the nomination.

McCain, who served 35 years in Congress, died August 25 after battling brain cancer.

Kyl's new stint in the Senate is not likely to last long.

His funeral service Saturday at Washington National Cathedral was in many ways a stern rebuke of Trump, with presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama eulogizing McCain as an iconic statesman who embodied passionate but civil debate, bipartisan compromise and a commitment to American values. He said during those trips he realized that McCain had better instincts on when to assert U.S. power than anyone else he knew.

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