Wednesday, January 4, 2017

BREAKING: Arizona's Jon Kyl Becomes Trump Sherpa For AG Nominee Jeff Sessions

Former Arizona Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) has become a "sherpa" to guide former colleague Jeff Sessions through the confirmation process. Sessions is President Elect Donald Trump's choice for U.S. Attorney General.
(Cliff Owen, AP)

Kyl was a longtime member on the Senate Judiciary Committee (along with Sessions), although he was in the House of Representatives when that Senate committee voted to not confirm Sessions as a federal judge.

Politico reported Kyl's "sherpa" status this afternoon, shortly after the Associated Press published this picture of Kyl and Sessions visiting Senators.

Kyl retired from the Senate four years ago, and has been of counsel at the large law and lobbying firm of Covington Burling since.

(Kyl has not yet responded to Arizona's Politics inquiry, and this article will be updated when he does.)

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