Former senator to replace McCain, at least until January

Former senator to replace McCain, at least until January

Former senator to replace McCain, at least until January

Kyle was selected by Arizona's governor, Doug Ducey, who made the decision public Tuesday. John McCain's seat in the US Senate at a news conference at the Arizona Capitol Tuesday, September 4, 2018, in Phoenix.

"With almost two decades of experience in the Senate serving along side John McCain, Senator Kyl is prepared to hit the ground running", Ducey said.

He has been helping guide Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh through the Senate and has been a lobbyist at a Washington law firm.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he could not be happier that the "new, not-so-junior senator" will be working during a time that he described as "all hands on deck for the American people".

"When others were looking into Vladimir Putin's eyes, with an eye of understanding him and reaching accommodation with him, John, of course, said: I looked into his eyes and saw KGB", Kyl said.

"Senator Kyl is prepared to hit the ground running". McCain battled brain cancer at home in Arizona, missing all the Senate business since late 2017. Flake wrote. "There is no one more qualified and Arizona is well served".

"Jon Kyl has served as Brett Kavanaugh's "sherpa" through the nomination process and will undoubtedly vote for his confirmation which puts many rights we take for granted at risk, chief among them are women's reproductive rights, civil rights, voting rights, environmental rights and workers rights", Garcia said in a statement. "He is a man without comparable peer", Ducey said. Ducey said he spoke to Cindy McCain Tuesday morning. One of the first votes he will cast when he is sworn in as senator will be on the confirmation of Kavanaugh to the high court.

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

Kyl benefits from a long Washington experience, having served a total of 26 years in Congress, 18 of them alongside McCain.

Appointing McCain's replacement was a tricky task for Ducey, as it required him to balance several competing concerns.

When asked why he won't commit to serving past the end of the year, Kyl explained that when he left the Senate six years ago, he had no intention of returning.

While shepherding Supreme Court picks, Kyl has not indicated he's a Trump loyalist, saying in a February interview that the president is a "phenomenon that has to be dealt with".

McCain's fellow Arizonan, retiring U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, who has been one of the loudest Republican critics of Trump, praised the pick on Twitter. ". There is no replacing John McCain, but the law requires me to do it". His appointment may make it possible for him to vote for the nomination. Unlike McCain, whose record was mixed, Kyl voted in favor of a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in 2006, and for ending special funding for minority and women-owned businesses.

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