McCain’s Placeholder on His Way Out

Senator John Kyl (R-AZ) sent Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) a letter Thursday putting forward his resignation from the U.S. Senate, where he has served as the temporary placeholder for the late Senator John McCain, who died August 25 from brain cancer. Kyl, 76, has previously made clear his feelings that President Trump is his own worst enemy at times. What’s at issue here is whether or not the fight between the Senate and House will melt down into abject chaos. The lead-up to the 2020 election will be a scorched-earth campaign with little reprieve. Buckle up, folks.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

WASHINGTON — Sen. Jon Kyl’s (R-Ariz.) placeholder term to fill the seat of late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had barely started before it was over.

Kyl told Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in a letter delivered to the governor’s office Thursday that he felt it would be good for a replacement senator to make a fresh start with the 116th Congress beginning in January.

“Thank you for appointing me to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy created by John McCain’s death,” Kyl wrote, according to the Arizona Republic. “It has been an honor and a privilege to again serve the people of Arizona.”

“When I accepted your appointment, I agreed to complete the work of the 115th Congress and then reevaluate continuing to serve,” he added. “I have concluded that it would be best if I resign so that your new appointee can begin the new term with all other Senators in January 2019 and can serve a full two (potentially four) years. Therefore, I will resign from the U.S. Senate effective 11:59 p.m. EST December 31, 2018.”

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