An Important Reminder From Gov. Doug Ducey
Martha McSally Was Handpicked By Mitch McConnell
On Thursday, Doug Ducey reminded Arizonans that McSally is appointed, not elected
PHOENIX — Today, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey reminded every Arizonan that he appointed unelected U.S. Sen. Martha McSally after Arizonans rejected her last year. But Ducey neglected to mention that he might not have done it without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s personal “lobbying” for McSally’s appointment.
In an interview with ABC15, Ducey was asked about McSally’s latest Republican primary challenger, and emphasized that he of course supports McSally, because, as he put it: “I endorsed Senator McSally when I appointed her to the United States Senate.”
Since then, McSally has been a reliable vote for McConnell, voting with him more than 97% of the time, according to ProPublica.
But, at the end of the day, McSally remains unelected. And despite McSally and McConnell’s best efforts, she now faces yet another primary challenger — a potential relief for Arizona Republicans who have for months publicly worried that McSally’s status as a recent loser could “[make] the seat harder to defend.”
“Doug Ducey is right: Martha McSally is an unelected Senator, and she’s putting Mitch McConnell and her big donors’ agenda first in Washington, not hardworking Arizonans,” said Brad Bainum, Arizona Democratic Party spokesperson.