Former US Sen. Jon Kyl tapped to replace John McCain

Kyl has served a total of 26 years in Congress, including 18 in the U.S. Senate.
1:21 | 09/04/18

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Transcript for Former US Sen. Jon Kyl tapped to replace John McCain
As I contemplated who could best serve our state in the US senate I kept coming back to one name. And one person. Jon Kyl. There is no one in Arizona with his stature. Us senator John Kyle. He's a man. With outcome parable peer. With nearly two decades experience in the senate serving alongside John McCain. Senator Kyl is prepared to hit the ground running senator Kyle's a beacon of integrity. Highly regarded by people on both sides of the aisle and able to work across party lines to get results. There's a reason he was considered one of the best senators in the country. It's because he was. A he's an expert. On the matters facing Arizona. And accepting this appointment to fill the seat vacated. By the passing of my dear friend. Because of my sense of duty to the state I love. And the institution of the senate in which I served for eighteen years. And because the governor asked for my help. And because. I'm putting my country first. Just as the seats previous occupant did every single day for more than thirty years.

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