Former senator Jon Kyl will fill Sen. John McCain's seat

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Senator Jon Kyl turned in a resignation letter stating he will leave the U.S. Senate on Dec. 31. 

Kyl gave the letter to Gov. Doug Ducey Thursday afternoon.

[READ MORE: Kyl sworn in to U.S. Senate]

Ducey appointed Kyl to fill the late Sen. John McCain's seat in September after McCain's funeral.

Upon accepting the position, Kyl said he would only commit to filling the seat until Jan. 3. Kyl previously served alongside McCain in the U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2013.

"Senator Kyl didn’t need to return to the Senate. His legacy as one of Arizona’s most influential and important political figures was already without question. But he did return, and I remain deeply grateful for his willingness to step up and serve again when Arizona needed him. I wish him and his family all the best," Ducey said. 

Read the entire resignation letter from Kyl here

His resignation leaves the seat open for Ducey to appoint someone yet again.

Ducey said he will appoint someone soon, but there is no word on who is in the running. 

McCain's term ends in 2022.


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McSally would be much better than the socialist the Arizona idiots voted for. Glad to get rid of him but I am terrified that he thinks he can run for president. Just what we need another RINO socialist running, or worse yet do what McCain did to get Obama elected, Kyl will do his best to get Clinton elected in 2020.
And Rimrock, Ducy and Kyl had plans to get Kyl to run for president.

Rimrock Res

Looks like Duce and McSalley had a plan B. No surprise at what the GOP will do.


Dear God - don't let him appoint McSally.

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