#TBT: A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF REP. MARTHA MCSALLY, A TYPICAL GOP ESTABLISHMENT POLITICIAN
PHOENIX – It’s been one week since our latest reminder that Congresswoman Martha McSally is just another typical politician willing to say or do anything to get elected. This time, McSally went back on her word and removed herself as a cosponsor from a bill to protect Arizona DREAMers, a response to primary attacks from Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio.
In honor of “Throwback Thursday,” let’s take a look at how the last week played out for typical politician Congresswoman McSally.
HuffPost: “Facing Challenge From The Right, GOP Lawmaker Pulls Support For Immigration Bill”
Arizona Republic: “Congress: Rep. McSally shifts support to stricter immigration bill”
Sahil Kapur, Bloomberg News: “Rep. Martha McSally (R-Arizona), Senate candidate, un-cosponsors a pro-Dreamer bill and instead backs the more hardline Goodlatte immigration plan.”
Sean Sullivan, The Washington Post: “McSally is in a Republican Senate primary with two candidates trying to run to her right”
Caitlin Huey-Burns, Real Clear Politics: “How to survive a GOP primary in Arizona this year? McSally (the “establishment” choice) move offers a clue”
Jonathan Martin, New York Times: “Sign o the times: “McSally asked the House of Representatives for unanimous consent to formally drop her co-sponsorship of” Curbelo’s Daca bill”
KTAR’s Mac and Gaydos: “Gaydos: “Here’s the thing, I don’t know if she really believes this. But this sounds like right out of ‘here’s how I run for a senate seat in the primary.’”
Real Clear Politics: “McSally’s DACA Flip Lays Bare AZ Senate Race Dynamics”
Slate: “An Arizona Senate Candidate’s Painfully Obvious Shift on Immigration”
Joe Ferguson, Arizona Daily Star: ““I don’t take my name off of bills when they become politically unpopular,” @kelliwardaz says of @MarthaMcSally, referring to McSally taking her name off a DACA bill that she told Paul Ryan last year that it “Would be wrong to go back on our word.” #AZSen”
Arizona Republic Column: “Martha McSally’s immigration flip will flop in November”
Laurie Roberts, Arizona Republic: “This is McSally’s problem. She will need moderates to have a shot at winning the general election but she’s turning them off to win the primary.”
MSNBC: “In theory, McSally could’ve used her less-reactionary position on immigration to differentiate herself from her rival GOP candidates, but aware of Arizona Republicans’ attitudes on this subject, she instead went to the House floor late last week to formally end her support for the moderate immigration legislation she backed for more than a year.”