Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Family, friends say final goodbye to John McCain

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Freda Brock | 04 September, 2018, 23:27

"As I contemplated who could best serve our state in US Senate, I kept coming back to one person", Ducey said. "Jon Kyl is a great persuader", then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wrote in the magazine.

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. "And I think this [younger] generation cares about that".

Just as Barack Obama, George Bush and Bill Clinton came together to laud the late Arizonan senator, the notably absent president hit up a golf course in Virginia.

"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.

Petraeus said McCain was a man of "great courage, unshakable determination, and unwavering devotion to our country and those who defend it", according to remarks released by the family.

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. Every single day that Jon Kyl represents #Arizona in the U.S. Senate is a day our state is well-served.

Serena Williams On Colin Kaepernick: ‘Every African American Should Be Grateful’
In the third, however, the American regrouped and pounded a great return that earned a wide response and brought her 2-0 up. Defending champion Sloane Stephens eased into the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Elise Mertens .

John McCain was a legitimate war hero whose story as a prisoner of war in No. Vietnam is well-known by anyone reading this column.

Jon Kyl, shortly before he retired from the Senate.

Cindy McCain, the senator's widow, tweeted congratulations to Kyl, a longtime friend of McCain's.

MORE: Family, Friends Say Final Goodbye To Arizona Sen. 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. McCain died August 25 at the age of 81. 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.

Saturday's event in Washington, D.C., where John McCain lived and worked for more 40 years, was part of McCain's five-day cross-country funeral procession.

In December 2017, amid rumors McCain was considering resigning his seat, Ducey sent a harsh message to politicians lobbying for him for the appointment. "He can work across party lines and get results".

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