Jon Kyl, who once criticized Trump’s ‘boorish’ style, stands by his remarks

Jon Kyl, who once criticized Trump’s ‘boorish’ style, stands by his remarks

Prolonging the uncertainty over who will fill the late John McCain's U.S. Senate seat, the governor of Arizona on Tuesday announced the appointment of former Sen.

"He will serve at least through this session of Congress, and it is my hope he will serve longer", Ducey said.

Jon Kyl is a dear friend of mine and John's.

"I see this as a very crucial moment in Arizona's history and it's going to have significant implications nationally", Solop said. If he is unwilling to serve until the next general election in 2020, the governor would have to appoint another interim senator.

"Senator Kyl is prepared to hit the ground running". Kyl said he had traveled with McCain around the world over the years.




Doug Ducey has scheduled a 1 p.m. ET news conference to make the announcement.

Trump and McCain had a fraught relationship, with the Senate icon remaining one of the president's staunchest Republican critics even after his cancer diagnosis. He's been a lawyer in Washington since his retirement, and in recent months has been shepherding Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh through his nomination to the Supreme Court.

Pallbearers included USA defense secretary James Mattis; rear admiral and former naval academy superintendent Thomas Lynch; Admiral John Richardson; and two men - Everett Alvarez Jr. and Jon Fer - who were prisoners of war in Vietnam along with McCain.

"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", Obama said. John McCain's seat in the upper chamber, The Arizona Republic reports. "But I think there's a happy medium", Kyl said. 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. "Kudos to Senator Kyl for his willingness to serve once again".

In December 2017, amid rumors McCain was considering resigning his seat, Ducey sent a harsh message to politicians lobbying for him for the appointment. McCain died August 25 at the age of 81. His clients at the firm Covington & Burling this year have included Qualcomm Inc., JW Aluminum, mining company Freeport-McMoRan, the Coalition for American Retirement and the private equity investor Gordon Sondland, who is co-founder of Aspen Capital, according to congressional lobbying disclosures.

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