May 20, 2020 Press Releases

McSally Silent As Trump Keeps Firing Watchdogs

Martha McSally Silent As Trump Keeps Firing Watchdogs

“[T]he vast majority of Republican senators — including our own Martha McSally — are mute on Trump’s purge.”

PHOENIX — In recent weeks, Donald Trump has fired several of the “the government’s top inspectors general” — individuals who are in charge of oversight and rooting out corruption. And, as EJ Montini notes in a recent Arizona Republic column, “[T]he vast majority of Republican senators — including our own Martha McSally — are mute on Trump’s purge.”

Late last week, Trump “fired the State Department’s inspector general […] without providing a clear explanation for his decision,” although it has since been reported that the watchdog was investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s alleged improper use of taxpayer resources, among other things.

While Republican Sens. Mitt Romney and Chuck Grassley spoke out against Trump’s most recent watchdog firing, McSally has said nothing — just as McSally said nothing as Trump over the past six weeks “removed five officials from posts leading their respective agencies’ inspector general offices.”

In April, McSally ducked a constituent’s question about Trump firing the coronavirus recovery watchdog, saying, “I’m not dialed into the Washington, D.C., drama and those things that are happening.”