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John Kyl to replace John McCain in the Senate

September 4, 2018

  In today’s other news, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has named John Kyl as John McCain’s replacement in the Senate. Here is more:

Prolonging the uncertainty over who will fill the late John McCain’s U.S. Senate seat, the governor of Arizona on Tuesday announced the appointment of former Sen. Jon Kyl but said he has only committed to serve until the end of the year.

“It’s my hope that he serves longer.” Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, said as he announced the pick at the Arizona Capitol. He said Kyl was “the best possible person, regardless of politics.”

Kyl, a Republican who retired from the Senate in 2012 to spend more time with his family, is currently shepherding Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Kyl’s appointment will make it possible for him to vote for the nomination.

  That is the opening paragraph, it did not take very long to pick up on the negative bent of the article, did it? For months it had been speculated that Cindy McCain would replace her husband when the time came but it appears as if that was just a media creation and maybe some wishful thinking by the family. (Perhaps the family was even running a silent campaign through the media.) Either way it is pretty obvious Associated Press is not happy with the selection, most likely because the media failed to sway the Governor.

  Anyway, it is pretty clear to me that John Kyl is there for one reason and one reason alone and that is to vote for Brett Kavanaugh in a few weeks. He has been working with Donald Trump to push the nominee over the finish line and now he will have a vote in the matter. Cindy McCain would not have been an automatic vote for Brett Kavanaugh and we should be thankful the Arizona Governor did not succumb to the media pressure to try to stick it to the President one last time.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium  

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 4, 2018 9:54 pm

    Just hope he moves on in January. It will be a close win for a GOPer in 2020, and would help to have someone with name recognition and some history behind him as a senator and a candidate.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 5, 2018 7:17 am

      I agree!

      Liked by 1 person

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