McCain laid to rest after bipartisan tribute

McCain laid to rest after bipartisan tribute

McCain laid to rest after bipartisan tribute

John McCain will come to a close Sunday afternoon on a sloping green hillside overlooking Maryland's Severn River and near the hallowed halls where the Arizona politician's life of public service began as a plebe - the U.S. Naval Academy. Kyl was one of the body's most powerful and effective members.

Doug Ducey (R) will appoint Sen.

Thousands of Arizonans on Wednesday flocked to the state Capitol Building in Phoenix, where the Republican senator laid in state. "Now Sen. Kyl can cast a vote for Kavanaugh's nomination". But Ducey said at the news conference it's not clear whether Kyl will remain in the Senate through 2020.

Kyl, who served with McCain from 1995 to 2013, could possibly serve in the Senate until the general election in 2020. "Kyl for agreeing to succeed his friend and college of so many years".

The most unusual feature was applause - at a memorial service - and this was elicited during the first eulogy, movingly delivered by Meghan McCain, the Senator's daughter who recalled her father's conviction when she asserted: "The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again, because America was always great".

McCain died on August 25 at 81 years old - just one day after announcing he would no longer seek treatment for an aggressive brain tumor.

The appointment means Trump could have a reliable vote for the rest of the year.

"Well, I don't really have a relationship with President Trump", Kyl said, adding: "I believe in Judge Kavanaugh". The Senator gave the land next to his classmate and friend, Admiral Chuck Larson, the former commander of the Pacific command of the United States who died in 2014.


WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 1: Guests arrive at the Washington National Cathedral for the funeral service for the late Senator John McCain, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Before being elected to the Senate, Kyl served four terms in the House, representing Arizona's District 4.

"I look forward to welcoming Jon Kyl back to the Senate", he said.

Since leaving the Senate, Kyl has worked as a lobbyist at Covington & Burling in Washington DC.

"I think McCain would be very happy with the pick".

Throughout his career, Senator McCain called out the hypocrites and fakers - he knew one when he saw one - and was known as the leading maverick in the U.S. Senate whose stands on the issues often crossed party lines.

The unusual timing of Kyl's appointment could work out for another Arizona Republican who wants to become a US senator - Rep. Martha McSally.

"His own attitude, the way he faced death with characteristic fearlessness and perspective, really comforted me", Lieberman said.

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