Former Senator John Kyle was sworn in and took the US Senate seat of the late John McCain, who was represented in the upper house of Congress, Arizona. This September 5, reported Reuters.
A short ceremony of bringing the 76-year-old Kyle to the job held in the afternoon of 5 September. It was attended by Vice-President Mike Pence, who also holds the post of President of the Senate.
Kyle holds more conservative views compared to John McCain, who sometimes acted against their own Republican party.
Previous work of John Kyle – the international law firm Covington & Burling. He was already a Senator from the Republican party, but withdrew from politics in 2013. The Republican majority leader in the Senate Mitch McConnell has described Kyle as a “team player” and “a real friend”.
The Governor of Arizona, Doug Dusi appointed Kyle’s new Senator on Tuesday, September 4. John Kyle said during a press conference that he would not nominate his candidacy in the special election to the Senate, which should take place in 2020.