The reason that Arizona Governor Doug Ducey appointed Sen. Jon Kyl to replace Sen. McCain was simple. “There is no on in the State of Arizona with the stature of Jon Kyl.” Gov. Ducey said that this isn’t something Senator Kyl was seeking and that he didn’t talk him into it . “I appealed to him on behalf of the State and the Nation” and Kyl accepted.
The Governor says that “this is Jon Kyl’s seat until 2020” but the Sen. Kyl has only committed to work til the end of the 2nd session of the 115th congress.
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Below is the highlights from the press conference naming Sen. Jon Kyl Senator.