Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey To Appoint Sen. John McCain's Replacement

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John McCain say his daughter Meghan McCain's pointed criticism of President Donald Trump in her speech at the Arizona Republican's memorial service on Saturday reflected the character of her late father.

"As I contemplated who could best serve our state in US Senate, I kept coming back to one person", Ducey said. "Jon Kyl", said Ducey. He's currently working as a top adviser to Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Republicans try to get him confirmed to the Supreme Court, and now will soon get to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation. "I think it was to his benefit she [did] so".

Mr. Kyl has only committed to serving through the end of this year, though Mr. Ducey said he hopes that time is expanded to 2020, when the seat is next up for election to fill out the rest of McCain's term, and then again in 2022, for a full regular term.

The next senator from Arizona, replacing the late Sen.

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

Kyl has agreed to serve at least through the end of the year, a representative for Ducey said.

Following McCain's death, Sajjan tweeted that he considered the senator to be a hero who served his country with dignity and honour.

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John McCain believed strongly in the fact that America is first and foremost a nation based on universal ideals and values-not one of 'blood and soil.

McCain's widow, Cindy, tweeted: "Jon Kyl is a dear friend of mine and John's". McCain had been absent in the eight months since, as he battled cancer at his home in Arizona. A flyover of military aircraft in "missing man" formation honored the Navy pilot who was shot down over Vietnam and held more than five years as a prisoner of war. By picking a "caretaker" replacement - i.e., someone who would not seek reelection in 2020 - Ducey could avoid alienating either contingent, and allow Republican primary voters a chance to choose the seat's long-term occupant.

If that scenario really happens, one can probably expect even more volatility and confrontation not only in USA politics, but also in global diplomacy in the coming days as well.

"John's voice will always come as a whisper over our shoulder - we are better than this, America is better than this", he said. Kyl, age 76, used to represent Arizona in the Senate.

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.

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