July 26, 2019 Press Release

Two Years After The Senate Stopped GOP Repeal Plans, McSally Is Failing Arizonans

Two Years After The Senate Voted Down Republican Health Care Repeal Plans, Martha McSally Is Failing Arizonans

As an unelected Senator, McSally has made it explicitly clear that she doesn’t see it as her “role” to fight for Arizonans’ health care

PHOENIX — Two years after Republicans’ health care repeal plans failed on the U.S. Senate floor in the face of bipartisan opposition, unelected U.S. Sen. Martha McSally is failing to stand up to her party and protect Arizonans’ health care access.

The July 2017 vote — at which former U.S. Sen. John McCain gave his decisive thumbs-down — did not end Washington Republicans’ effort to undermine coverage protections, including protections for 2.8 million Arizonans with pre-existing conditions.

McSally, who was handpicked by Mitch McConnell after Arizonans rejected her record of voting to increase health care costs and gut coverage protections, has since insisted that It’s not my role to oppose her party’s lawsuit that would threaten coverage for at least 2.8 million Arizonans with pre-existing conditions.

And rather than take on her party to defend Arizonans’ health care access, McSally has instead voted to confirm a number of anti-health care judges. McSally has also said it’s “fake news” that she has shifted from her long record of voting to gut coverage and increase Arizonans’ health care costs.

Just seven months into her 2020 campaign, Martha McSally is failing to fight for Arizonans’ health care and making a strong case for herself to be voted out of office.