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.
"There is no one in Arizona with the stature of Senator Jon Kyl".
Kyl, a Republican who retired from the Senate in 2012 to spend more time with his family, is now shepherding Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. "I think it was to his benefit she [did] so". An election will be held to fill the final two years of McCain's term in 2020.
However, on Tuesday Ducey said that he hasn't been able to get Kyl's commitment to serve beyond the congressional session that ends this year, though he hopes Kyl will reconsider. "He is a man without comparable peer", Mr. Ducey said.
Ducey appeared with Kyl at a press conference on Tuesday, where the governor said there was little doubt in his mind over who should succeed McCain.
There were many distinctive and unusual elements at the funeral service and the passing away of the Republican Senator from Arizona (August 25) and the steady build-up to the memorial service was described as a "phenomenon" by a discerning United States military veteran. John McCain's service at the Washington National Cathedral, but his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, arrived Saturday to attend the service.
25 at age 81, will be buried today at the Naval Academy Cemetery, next to a longtime friend and academy classmate Adm. Charles Larson, who was a former USNA superintendent.
Many names had emerged as possibilities to fill the Senator's seat, including Cindy McCain, former Reps. By picking a "caretaker" replacement - i.e., someone who would not seek reelection in 2020 - Ducey could avoid alienating either contingent, and allow Republican primary voters a chance to choose the seat's long-term occupant.
Kyl retired in 2012 after a lengthy career in the Senate.
Meghan McCain honours father at funeral service in Washington, D.C.
In the year since McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer, Ducey - who faces a tough re-election race this year - had refused to talk about who he might appoint to the seat.
He reached across party lines multiple times to warn of the dangers of waterboarding.