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Doug Ducey's appointment on Tuesday of former senator Jon Kyl to succeed the late senator John McCain puts a sometime critic of President Trump on track to join the Senate at a time when the Republican Party has tightened its embrace of him.

If Kyl does not serve after the end of the current congressional term on January 3, 2019, Arizona's governor can appoint another senator for the remaining year. "Jon Kyl", said Ducey. ". There is no replacing John McCain, but the law requires me to do it".

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.

"This is not the time for newcomers, and it's not the time for on-the-job training", said Ducey, stating that Kyl's experience will serve the state of Arizona. "He was a great man", she said during the first eulogy.

At a news conference where he was introduced as McCain's replacement, Kyl said in a response to a question that he's only met Trump once, though he noted he is working for the White House by serving as Kavanaugh's so-called "sherpa". "Washington Mourned John McCain". John McCain and giving the GOP timely reinforcements.

Jon Kyl, shortly before he retired from the Senate.

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Family and friends, along with the Naval Academy's class of 1958 and its current student body, bade a final farewell in a private service at the academy's chapel before Mr McCain, who died on Aug 25 at age 81, was interred in a cemetery on the academy grounds. If Kyle chose to resign before 2020, the Arizona governor would then select another person to serve out the rest of the term.

Meghan McCain drew sustained applause as she said, "the America of John McCain has no need to be made great again, because America was always great". He died August 25 at age 81. Notably, Trump and McCain publicly did not see eye to eye on numerous issues throughout the last two years.

Many names had emerged as possibilities to fill the Senator's seat, including Cindy McCain, former Reps.

"I do know I will not seek this seat in 2020, nor any other office in the future", Kyl said.

While their remarks made clear their admiration for him, they also represented a repudiation of President Donald Trump's brand of tough-talking, divisive politics. "He always had the opportunity everywhere he travelled to stay true to his values and that service needs to be recognized, because he was a hero to many, not just to the US but around the world", said Sajjan.

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