August 24, 2020 Press Releases

Coverage: McSally Criticized For “Fast A Meal” Comments

Coverage: Martha McSally Criticized For Saying Supporters Can
“Fast A Meal” To Donate To Her Campaign, Amid Economic Crisis

McSally: “I’m not ashamed to ask […] If you can give a dollar, five dollars, if you can fast a meal and give what that would be.”

PHOENIX — Martha McSally is facing widespread criticism for asking supporters to “fast a meal” to donate to her campaign amid a pandemic and an economic crisis during which tens of millions of Americans don’t have enough to eat — and Senate Republicans have failed to lead.

Unsurprisingly, McSally was widely criticized for her out-of-touch comments that highlight Senate Republicans’ failure to lead. And one former Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate said McSally’s remarks are “an act of desperation.”

Read and watch the coverage of McSally’s remarks, which were first reported by KPHO-TV/KTVK-TV Phoenix:

KPHO-TV/KTVK-TV: Sen. McSally urges supporters to donate to her campaign instead of buying a meal

AP: Senator to supporters: How about skipping a meal to donate?

Arizona Republic: Montini: Sen. Martha McSally: ‘Fast a meal’ and donate the cash to me

Rolling Stone: Sen. McSally Says Skip a Meal and Fund Her Campaign With the Savings

New York Post: Sen. Martha McSally asks supporters to “fast for a meal”

MSNBC: AM Joy: “McSally […] offered her supporters an unusual fundraising idea.”

MSNBC: Velshi: “Let’s not ask people to give up their meals for political donations in this country.”

Telemundo AZ: “McSally dice que su campaña necesita ayuda financiera

Washington Examiner: Martha McSally faces backlash after telling supporters to ‘fast a meal’ and donate to campaign

HuffPost: Embattled Sen. McSally Tells Backers Not To Eat — And Give Her The Money They Save

New York Daily News: Arizona Republican Martha McSally urges backers to skip a meal, give the money to her Senate campaign

Talking Points Memo: McSally Suggests That Supporters ‘Fast A Meal’ To Come Up With Funds For Her Campaign

Mediaite: WATCH: Sen. Martha McSally Tells Voters to ‘Fast’ and Give Her Their Meal Money, Gets Roasted on Twitter

Business Insider: GOP Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona suggests supporters should ‘fast a meal’ and donate money saved to her campaign as she lags in fundraising

The Hill: McSally tells supporters to ‘fast a meal’ and donate to her campaign

Hill Reporter: Vulnerable GOP Sen. McSally Begs Supporters To Skip a Meal So They Can Donate To Her Campaign

Salon: Republican Senator Martha McSally begs supporters to “fast a meal” to donate money to her

Inquisitr: Republican Martha McSally Asks Donors To ‘Fast A Meal’ So They Can Give To Her Campaign

Wonkette: Martha McSally Unveils New ‘Skip A Few Meals For My Losing Campaign’ Diet