Sep 4, 2018

Former Arizona U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl Named to Succeed John McCain

The long-time Republican stalwart may get to vote on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination, which he is helping to guide through the Senate. He is not expected to run in 2020.
PHOENIX—The governor of Arizona announced Tuesday that he will appoint former Sen. Jon Kyl to fill the late Sen. John McCain’s seat in the U.S. Senate.

Gov. Doug Ducey made the announcement on Twitter minutes before a scheduled news conference.

Kyl, a Republican, is currently shepherding Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Kyl’s appointment may make it possible for him to vote for the nomination.

Ducey, also a Republican, added the hashtag #KavanaughConfirmation to his announcement.

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