Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl to resign on Dec. 31

Current Arizona Sen. Jon Kyle will officially step down on Dec. 31. You’ll remember that Kyl was appointed after longtime Sen. John McCain’s death.

At the time of his appointment to the seat, Kyl had only agreed to finish out the current Congress and hadn’t agreed to anything more. Well, now we know he will not be returning in January.

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

Arizona’s Republican Gov. Doug Ducey will now be looking for a replacement for his replacement.

Of course the big question now, much like it was in September of McCain passed away, is who will Ducey select?

It’s currently unknown but some believe that Ducey will pick former U.S. Rep Martha McSally. McSally was defeated in November in the race for U.S. Senate by Democrat Krysten Sinema.


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