Earlier Tuesday, he went from a news conference at the Arizona Capitol to the Phoenix airport to fly to Washington.
Add to it now former Sen.
Like McCain, Woods has been soured by the politics of President Donald Trump.
But just who is Jon Kyl?
Cindy McCain praised Kyl's selection, saying he was a friend of her family.
That could help another Arizona Republican who is now trying to join the U.S. Senate - Rep. Martha McSally.
Before then, Democrats are hoping to pick up an Arizona Senate seat in November's election.
Analysts rate the contest as a toss-up. She endorsed the appointment on Twitter.
"Kyl always had the office door open for his constituents".
Notably, Kyl is close to McSally.
Along the way, Kyl was an unapologetic national security hawk, culminating in his spearheading of the ultimately unsuccessful opposition to the New START nonproliferation treaty between the United States and Russian Federation. Flake is retiring because his feud with Trump made his re-election impossible.
At the time of his appointment, Mr. Kyl was working as a lobbyist for Covington & Burling.
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Cindy McCain, John McCain's widow, tweeted Tuesday that Kyle "is a dear friend of mine and John's".
"I think McCain would be very happy with the pick".
"Jon Kyl has served as Brett Kavanaugh's "sherpa" through the nomination process and will undoubtedly vote for his confirmation which puts many rights we take for granted at risk, chief among them are women's reproductive rights, civil rights, voting rights, environmental rights and workers rights", Garcia said in a statement. He served in the Senate for more than 30 years and was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee against former President Barack Obama. "There is no one more qualified and Arizona is well served", Flake tweeted. I am deeply grateful to Sen. "Kudos to Senator Kyl for his willingness to serve once again".
Former Senator Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., answers a question after Gov. Doug Ducey, R-Ariz., announced the appointment of Kyl to fill Sen.
When Kyl joins the Senate, Republicans will restore their 51-to-49 advantage over Democrats for the first time this year.
The US Senate seat left vacant by John McCain's death will be filled by Jon Kyl, a former Republican senator from Arizona, it was announced on Tuesday. McCain died August 25 after a long struggle with brain cancer.
Appointing McCain's replacement was a tricky task for Ducey, as it required him to balance several competing concerns. Jon Kyl is ready to cast a vote for Brett Kavanaugh to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Kyl said he did not "really have a relationship" with President Trump, having met him only once.
With a nod toward McCain, Kyl said the president's "desire to jump into the middle of or be in the middle of a fight - and by the way that reminds me of somebody - can be detrimental in the end to what he's trying to achieve".
For Republican voters who are on the fence about Ducey, a choice they dislike could cause them to withdraw their support for the incumbent or stay home on Election Day. This is why he accepted the position with the stipulation that he would not commit beyond the end of this congressional session.
Kyl says he doesn't want to make a commitment beyond that.