Governor of Arizona State Doug Ducey will appoint a nominee for the place of John McCain from the state in the U.S. Senate. It can be McCain's widow Cindy, ex-senator from Arizona Jon Kyl and two former members of the House of Representatives John Shadegg and Matt Salmon as The New York Times reported citing the Republicans close to Ducey.
It is noted that the place in the Senate became vacant after the death of John McCain. The governor of Arizona has to appoint the representative of the state in the Senate and who will be the successor of McCain until the special election in 2020.
At the same time, Doug Ducey published the statement according to which he intends to call the name only when the events in memory of John McCain will end.
The choice of the governor Ducey will have a great importance. He faces the difficult choice – to appoint a person loyal to President Donald Trump or an opponent who is ready to sharply criticize the actions of the American leader as McCain did.
The republicans close to Ducey called such nominees: widow Cindy McCain, ex-senator from Arizona Jon Kyl and two former members of the House of Representatives John Shadegg and Matt Salmon.
Also, Kirk Adams, the Chief of Staff to Governor Ducey, Eileen Klein, the state treasurer, Karrin Taylor Robson, the member of the state Board of Regents, and Barbara Barrett, the business executive and former United States ambassador to Finland.
McCain passed away on Saturday, August 25 surrounded by his family. He was at the age of 81.
As we reported U.S. President Donald Trump slammed the plans of the White House to publish the official statement on the death of Senator John McCain, where his heroism and deeds are highly praised. Moreover, Trump was not invited to the funeral of John McCain. At the same time, former President George W. Bush and Barack Obama were invited.