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Meghan McCain discussed the many faces of the senator during her speech, saying at one point that the most important role he played was as a father.

Kyl said that he "will do my best to ensure that Arizonans continue to be well-represented in the Senate".

Kyl has been spotted around the Senate recently as the sherpa for Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation, guiding Kavanaugh through meetings with senators. As such, he'll be able to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination.

Doug Ducey, a Republican, is set to name Kyl at a 10 a.m. PDT news conference at the Arizona Capitol. A special election is expected to be held in 2020 to serve out the remainder of McCain's term, which ends in 2022.

"I'm willing to serve certainly through the end of this session, at least to make sure the business that is now ongoing is taken care of, but I don't want to make a commitment beyond that", Mr. Kyl said.

McCain's widow, Cindy, tweeted: "Jon Kyl is a dear friend of mine and John's".

McCain, who died August 25 aged 81 after a year-long struggle against brain cancer, was interred in a private ceremony in the academy's grassy cemetery overlooking the Severn River.




When asked why he won't commit to serving past the end of the year, Kyl explained that when he left the Senate six years ago, he had no intention of returning.

Even George Bush had a little barb for Trump, as he invoked the spirit of John McCain whispering "we are better than this, America is better than this".

Jon Kyl served in the U.S House from '87-'95 and the U.S. Senate from '95-2013.

"I will not seek this seat in 2020, nor any other office in the future", Kyl said. "I can not think of anything I've done in politics of outcome, any cause I've engaged in, that John was not there, that I was not his wingman".

"When people of that stature have an opportunity to think ahead and wanting to be together it really is a statement of friendship and support and integrity", said Jacobs, whose father served with McCain's father, U.S. Navy Adm. John Sydney McCain Jr., on submarines during World War II.

McSally, a current House member and former military fighter pilot, was one of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's dream recruits a year ago.

"His own attitude, the way he faced death with characteristic fearlessness and perspective, really comforted me", Lieberman said. He also works for the lobbying group at the law firm Covington & Burling.

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