Former Sen. Jon Kyl to finish out John McCain's term

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John McCain's widow on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, said Kyl will fill her late husband's seat.

"I am deeply grateful to Senator Kyl for agreeing to succeed his friend and colleague of so many years", he said.

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

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has announced that Former Sen.

Kyl would not commit at the news conference to serving beyond January of 2019, when the new Congress will convene after the November midterms.

Kyl, who served in the U.S. Senate from 1995-2013, has been one of the "sherpas" escorting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh through the Senate confirmation process. "Now Sen. Kyl can cast a vote for Kavanaugh's nomination".

John McCain was an American hero whose presence in Washington was needed more than ever. "But I think there's a happy medium", Kyl said.

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Hoyer served with Kyl in the House and was in Democratic leadership at the same time Kyl was in Senate Republican leadership. Notably, Trump and McCain publicly did not see eye to eye on numerous issues throughout the last two years. Ducey, meanwhile, will placate Arizona Republicans through his own re-election bid this fall.

Kyl will be rejoining the Senate at a time when Democrats are eager to take control of the chamber in this year's midterms.

In the near term, Mr. Kyl will give the GOP a buffer in floor votes that the party had lacked since December.

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. He and his wife, who said she met McCain once at a campaign event in Arizona, lamented McCain's grit, honest, personality and "everything he did for this country", they stated. "I'll shed a tear and yet I'll thank God that I knew a man like John McCain so well". Honors his legacy while putting some major horsepower for Arizona in the seat, at least for now, ' he said.

McCain's experiences in Vietnam would greatly alter the person he became upon his return, and his career in politics reflected that change. He said during those trips he realized that McCain had better instincts on when to assert USA power than anyone else he knew.

The choice will also have political consequences for Ducey.

Of course, there were fulsome tributes to Senator McCain's bravery and courage and public service, stark reminders of the torture he endured as a prisoner of war, and of the policies he fought for (and against) in his many decades as a Republican politician from Arizona.

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