McConnell Applauds Ducey Appointment of Senator Jon Kyl

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s announcement that he will appoint former United States Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) to serve the term of the late Senator John McCain.

“As we continue to honor John’s life of service and sacrifice for our nation, I hope all Senators will join me in welcoming our friend and former colleague Jon Kyl back to the Senate. Governor Ducey made an excellent choice to bring Jon back to serve the people of Arizona in the United States Senate,” McConnell said. “His constituents will be well-served by Jon’s significant Congressional experience and leadership.”

Senator Kyl served in the United States Senate from 1995 until 2013, rising through the leadership to become the Republican Whip. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 1987 until 1995.

“We’ve had a productive summer passing legislation and confirming more judges and well-qualified nominees. We have a busy fall ahead of us and I look forward to working with Jon as we continue making progress for the American people,” McConnell added.

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