January 16, 2020 Press Releases

WATCH: McSally Has Already Ruled Out “Impartial Justice”

WATCH: Ahead Of Today’s Trial Oath, McSally Has Already Ruled Out “Impartial Justice”

PHOENIX — Just hours before this afternoon’s Senate trial oath, U.S. Sen. Martha McSally has fully abandoned any pretense of doing “impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws” — instead choosing Mitch McConnell‘s path of working with the White House, blocking key evidence and witness testimony, and embracing a rigged trial.

This morning, McSally reacted to a basic question about whether she supports a fair Senate trial, by lashing out CNN’s Manu Raju and calling him a “liberal hack.”

Watch the clip here:

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In December, the Associated Press reported on McSally definitively ruling out any pretense of being an “impartial” juror. According to the report, McSally:

  • Said House Democrats committed “the only abuse of power that we’ve seen going on here”;
  • “Echo[ed]” Mitch McConnell’s pledge on “working closely with the White House”; and
  • Admitted Republicans are opposing the “minefield” of witnesses testimony from “some people” because “we don’t know how that’s going to go.”

For months, McSally has refused to be forthright with Arizonans when it comes to getting to the facts of the case:

  • McSally infamously “literally went around the Capitol, around parked cars, everything, to avoid cameras” and reporter questions about the appropriateness of Trump’s abuses of power.

  • This fall, McSally refused to rule out accepting foreign help in her own election — and then ran away from Arizona reporters.

It’s clear that Martha McSally’s only goal is to protect her party leaders and her personal political future. She has no interest in hearing the facts, uncovering the truth, and being an independent representative for Arizonans.

Previous coverage:

Arizona Republic: Sen. Martha McSally abruptly ends reporters’ questions when asked about impeachment

CNN: Senate GOP swing votes sidestep questions about Bolton testimony

Arizona’s Family: Sen. McSally won’t say if she’d seek foreign assistance to help her politically

Arizona Republic: Sen. Martha McSally unloads on House Democrats for overreaching in Trump impeachment