Arizona governor will appoint former Sen. Jon Kyl to succeed John McCain

В США с почестями похоронили Джона Маккейна

Doug Ducey (R) will appoint Sen.

Fighter jets roared over the US Naval Academy in a final tribute to the late Senator John McCain as the Vietnam War hero and two-time presidential candidate was laid to rest at the military college in Maryland where he began his career six decades ago.

The Kyl pick could allow Ducey to have his uncontroversial caretaker - and his long-term, far-right Senate appointment, too.

"There's no replacing Sen". John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., leave the chamber as the Senate rushes to negotiate a legislative path to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts that could kick in January 1., at the Capitol in Washington. Sen.

"There is no one in Arizona more prepared to represent our state in the U.S. Senate than Jon Kyl", Ducey said of his fellow Republican in a statement.

Republican ex-Sen. Jon Kyl has been picked to fill the late Sen. "He was a great man", she said during the first eulogy.

McCain's widow, Cindy, often floated as a possible replacement, tweeted her support for Kyl Tuesday.

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Kyl was previously a senator from 1995 to 2013, and served in the House before that. McCain's opposition to repealing Obamacare was just one of many problematic moments for the Republican Party. "Kudos to Senator Kyl for his willingness to serve once again".

The burial was private as per the wishes of McCain, the Arizona Republican and 2008 presidential nominee died August 25 from brain cancer at age 81.

"The thing about John's life was the awesome sweep of it", former President George W. Bush said during his eulogy to McCain. A special election is expected to be held in 2020 to serve out the remainder of McCain's term, which ends in 2022. Joining them were family and friends as well as members of McCain's Class of 1958 and military leaders.

The Trump-McCain differences and personal diatribe over the last two years had plumbed depths never ever seen or heard in Washington and the memorial service could be seen as a definitive cusp in the collective consciousness of a tired America, still cringing from the uncouth and vulgar public utterances of a President - who for the record was playing golf on that day. However, he had said anyone who lobbied for the appointment before the senator's death would be disqualified.

The choice will also have political consequences for Ducey.

Kyl, incidentally, is leading the process through the Senate for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

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