On Mike Pence’s Arizona Fundraising Trip For Martha McSally
Mike Pence’s Arizona Fundraising Trip For Martha McSally
In 2018, Washington Republican special interest groups spent nearly $22 million on McSally’s unsuccessful bid
Pence’s fundraising trip proves that Washington Republicans are committed to keeping McSally in Washington, backing their agenda at the expense of Arizona
PHOENIX — The Arizona Democratic Party issued the following statement on reports that Vice President Mike Pence will this week travel to Arizona to help fundraise for unelected U.S. Sen. Martha McSally:
“It’s no surprise that the Vice President is making a fundraising trip to bail out unelected Senator Martha McSally. From repeatedly voting to gut pre-existing condition coverage protections to backing tax cuts for billionaires and corporations, McSally has proven that she puts her party first in Washington, where she votes with Mitch McConnell 98% of the time.” — Brad Bainum, Arizona Democratic Party spokespersonMcSally once complained about having to defend the president, and she’s even declined to answer questions about supporting him in 2016, but she’s nevertheless been a rubberstamp for his administration as an unelected Senator.
Just last week, McSally again voted to let the Trump administration raid $30 million in military construction funding from Arizona’s Fort Huachuca, even though the Army has warned of “unsafe” conditions that require the construction project.
McSally’s loyalty to Washington Republicans — including her track record of voting with Mitch McConnell 98% of the time — comes after outside special interest groups with ties to McConnell spent $22 million on McSally’s failed 2018 election bid.