Kyl would not commit at the news conference to serving beyond January of 2019, when the new Congress will convene after the November midterms. He later reversed course, but several of McCain's longtime colleagues, family members and other allies heaped criticism on the president - directly and indirectly - over five days of services honoring McCain's life, culminating in a scathing denunciation of Trump by the senator's daughter, Meghan McCain, during a tearful eulogy at Washington National Cathedral. It gives Republicans another reliable vote as Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court is being debated and another debt ceiling deadline looms, and it solves a contentious issue before Ducey faces re-election in November.
Asked about a past remark expressing concern about Trump, Kyl replied, "I stand by that comment".
Kyl's entire career in Washington overlapped with McCain's, and he served with the state's senior senator for three terms before stepping down. John McCain at a memorial service inside the Arizona State Capitol Rotunda on August 29.
The GOP is hoping he'll 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 previous year. Kyl's appointment may make it possible for him to vote for the nomination. "Kyl yet. What I have gotten is a commitment to serve Arizona through at least this session of Congress, and it's my hope that he serves longer", Ducey said, according to CNN.
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Bill Clinton described himself as an Aretha Franklin "groupie", saying he had loved her since college. "She lived with courage". Williams' eulogy was met with a mixed reception, with some people showing support but others seeming to think he was off-topic.
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People at the venue saw a string of sheriff's and police cars responding to the fairgrounds around 6:40 p.m. No other details were immediately available, and police are yet to release any information on the incident.
"I think McCain would be very happy with the pick". Ducey said he spoke to Cindy McCain Tuesday morning. Jon Kyl is ready to cast a vote for Brett Kavanaugh to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Woods could encounter difficulties in a Democratic primary, given his long-standing ties to the Republican Party.
Jeff Flake, the other senator from Arizona, offered Kyl his blessing shortly after the news of his appointment made public.
"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.
Kyl said he did not "really have a relationship" with President Trump, having met him only once. Ducey, a Republican, is required by Arizona law to name a Republican to replace the Republican McCain.
Representative Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the House, said given that the Arizona governor was "not going to appoint somebody who is going to vote with us, it's a pretty good appointment". And if he does choose to stay, the GOP would (almost certainly) forfeit the advantage of incumbency when defending that seat during the next presidential election.