Jon Kyl, once the second-highest ranked Republican in the Senate, has been named to succeed the late Sen. "There is much-unfinished business, including confirmation of President Trump's nominees for judicial and executive branch positions, and I look forward to getting to work on behalf of my fellow Arizonans", Kyl said in a statement. He's currently working as a top adviser to Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Republicans try to get him confirmed to the Supreme Court, and now will soon get to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation.
"He was just a tremendous man with a great heart and the (funeral) service was very fitting for the service that he provided for his nation", said Sajjan.
But Ducey said at the news conference it's not clear whether Kyl will remain in the Senate through 2020. "Washington Mourned John McCain".
It's no secret that Trump hated McCain, and this feeling seems to have lingered even after the senator's death.
John McCain's final journey from his Arizona ranch is ending on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy within view of the Severn River and earshot of midshipmen present and future, and alongside a lifelong friend.
As his daughter, Meghan proclaimed when eulogizing her father, "The America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold". The late senator died August 25 at the age of 81 after a long battle with brain cancer.
"I think anyone that has served knows senator McCain's service and what he went through and his life of service".
The comment received applause at the service and highlighted the broad differences between McCain and Trump, who was not invited to attend.
While their remarks made clear their admiration for him, they also represented a repudiation of President Donald Trump's brand of tough-talking, divisive politics. It is now up to the rest of us in a time when these values are truly threatened to live up to his example and serve a cause greater than ourselves. His clients at the firm Covington & Burling this year have included Qualcomm Inc., JW Aluminum, mining company Freeport-McMoRan, the Coalition for American Retirement and the private equity investor Gordon Sondland, who is co-founder of Aspen Capital, according to congressional lobbying disclosures.