Despite the short window, Kyl will likely be able to vote for Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court nominee. I am deeply grateful to Senator Kyl for agreeing to succeed his friend and colleague of so many years. Jon Kyl (R) will fill the seat left vacant after the death of Sen.
Kyl was an Arizona Senator from 1995 to 2013.
The GOP is hoping Kyl will be a more reliable partisan vote than McCain, whose opposition to a partial repeal of President Obama's health care law pitched the party into turmoil a year ago. John McCain, R-Ariz., the Arizona Republic reports.
Kyl, who spent 18 years on the chamber's Judiciary Committee before stepping down from the Senate in 2012, has spent the summer acting as a political sherpa to Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's Supreme Court nominee.
The governor of Arizona announced Tuesday that he will appoint former Sen.
The Kyl pick could allow Ducey to have his uncontroversial caretaker - and his long-term, far-right Senate appointment, too. The victor there will serve the remainder of McCain's term, until the 2022 election. John McCain and Kyl served in the Senate at the same time.
If Kyl holds to his plan, Ducey will have to designate another Republican, by law, to keep the seat until 2020.
China Promises Africa Debt Relief as Xi Counters Aid Criticism
Xi said the financing would be in the form of government help as well as investment and funding by institutions and companies. He echoed Ramaphosa's call for "win-win cooperation" and said China rejected protections and unilateralism.
Kyl said will not run for re-election in 2020. Under state law, the governor appoints someone to serve until a November 2020 special election, when voters elect someone to finish out McCain's term, which ends in 2022.
Kyl, 76, said he was willing to serve through at least the end of the current Congress, injecting a degree of uncertainty about the future of the seat.
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. "Arizona needs somebody who can hit the ground running on day one.we are blessed to have the leadership and the statesmanship of Jon Kyl as we move forward".
Ducey also says he hopes Kyl will serve longer than his commitment to fill the seat until January 2019.
"Jon Kyl has a record he's worked across the aisle and he has been lauded by both sides of the aisle", Ducey said.
It was the sometimes more moderate McCain who a year ago thwarted fellow Republicans' attempts to undo Obamacare in a dramatic vote shortly after being diagnosed with cancer in July 2017. The Arizona GOP is sharply divided between a Trumpist majority, and a more "Flake-y" fringe.
"Ducey will submit a certificate of appointment to the U.S. Senate secretary Tuesday".