McCain laid to rest at US Naval Academy

by Wade Massey September 5, 2018, 0:29
McCain laid to rest at US Naval Academy

Sen. John McCain's widow and other family members joined friends and admirers following a horse-drawn caisson carrying the casket of the longtime senator to the U.S. Naval Academy cemetery.

According to the Arizona Republic, Kyl only agreed to serve through the end of 2018.

Doug Ducey (R) will appoint Sen. "Sen. Kyl is prepared to hit the ground running".

The Republican lawyer-turned-lobbyist was tapped in July to help guide Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh through the confirmation process in a role informally called sherpa.

Ducey insisted his appointment was not political, despite Kyl working closely with the White House in recent months on getting Kavanaugh confirmed in the Senate, where Republicans hold a razor-thin one-vote majority.

During his time back in the Senate, Kyl will have the opportunity to vote on several issues that have been involved in his lobbying activities, from immigration to national security.

Ducey is expected to make the announcement at a news conference at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.

IF Ducey loses and Kyl doesn't want to continue, Ducey will have to appoint a replacement before his term ends.

McCain, who died of brain cancer on August 25, was last re-elected in 2016; his term will expire in 2022.

The late senator, for decades an often imposing presence in United States defence and foreign policy, had been eulogised by former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, as well as his daughter Meghan McCain at a Washington ceremony the day before.

"There is no one in Arizona with the stature of Jon Kyl". What's more, to the outrage of McCain supporters, Trump started tweeting about a dispute with Canada about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) during the Arizona senator's memorial. "Washington Mourned John McCain".

Later in the interview, Graham said the responses to McCain's death showed the appreciation people had for military service, and he outlined a "formula" for those who wanted to engage in public service.

Jon Kyl served in the U.S House from '87-'95 and the U.S. Senate from '95-2013. Before his retirement, Kyl served as the Senate Minority Whip, the second-highest position in the Republican Senate leadership.

But after his fighter jet was shot down over Vietnam, leaving him with lifelong injuries, he ultimately left the military and turned to politics, representing Arizona in the US Congress for 35 years. I think it is boorish.

"I look forward to going to Washington and getting to work", Kyl said.


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