|Junior U.S. Senator from Arizona|
From: January 3, 2019 − present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
|Former U.S. Representative from Arizona's 2nd District|
From: January 3, 2015 − January 3, 2019
|Spouse(s)||Donald Henry (1997 – 1999)|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Service Years|| 1988 – 2010|
|Battles/wars|| Operation Southern Watch|
Operation Allied Force
Operation Enduring Freedom
- 1 Military service
- 2 United States House of Representatives
- 3 2018 U.S. Senate election in Arizona
- 4 U.S. Senate
- 5 2020 U.S. Senate special election in Arizona
- 6 Political views
- 7 Liberal threats
- 8 References
- 9 External links
McSally graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1988, later earning a master's degree to proceed in pilot training. She then proceeded to serve in the U.S. Air Force for 26 years, being deployed six times, serving for 325 combat hours, and having commanded the 354th Fighter Squadron.
McSally revealed in March 2019 that she was sexually assaulted in the military by a senior officer.
United States House of Representatives
McSally voted in December 2017 for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Rep. McSally voted in favor of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 on February 8, 2018.
2018 U.S. Senate election in Arizona
- See main article: United States Senate election in Arizona, 2018
McSally ran for U.S. Senate in 2018 after globalist RINO Jeff Flake announced his retirement, facing a tough election fight in a blue wave year after weak Republican leadership had hurt the party line's candidates for Congress. Running as a moderate, she was backed by the GOP establishment, including Mitch McConnell and later the NRSC. McSally was also backed by McConnell's Senate Leadership Fund super PAC, which released a highly misleading attack ad against her Republican primary opponent Kelli Ward. Republican sheriff Joe Arpaio also ran for the seat.
Despite some conservatives who had backed McSally in her uphill election fight, many distrusted her out of her support from globalists such as Paul Ryan as well as McSally's previous opposition to Donald Trump. Some have even suggested that she was less conservative than Arizona RINOs John McCain and Jeff Flake.
Amidst the Republican primary election, George Soros and his son spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund attack ads against McSally. The group associated with the advertisements was also backed by a super PAC for the Democrat establishment.
McSally, who won the Republican primary with backing by the establishment, lost the general election to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, a bigoted far-left pacifist who ran as a moderate. The retiring Jeff Flake congratulated Sinema, saying: “You'll be great.”
After John McCain had passed away, Arizona governor Doug Ducey appointed Jon Kyl as an interim to fill the seat. After Kyl announced that he was retiring, Ducey announced on December 18, 2018 his appointment of McSally to take the position. The latter took office on January 3, 2019.
McSally voted in favor of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019.
According to the Washington Examiner on March 2, 2020, McSally is tied with Chuck Grassley for having the most number of introduced bills signed into law as well as having authored more legislation in 2019 than any other senator.
Prescription drug price reduction bill
McSally promised on February 19, 2020 at the Trump rally that she would "introduce a bill [in the] next week" to lower prescription drug prices. Less than a week later, she uncovered a proposed bill that would allow the importation of cheaper drugs from Canada to lower drug prices in America, a measure also supported by President Trump. The bill, S.3384, was officially introduced and released on March 3, 2020.
2020 U.S. Senate special election in Arizona
- See main article: United States Senate special election in Arizona, 2020
- See also: United States Senate elections, 2020
As part of her campaign for the upcoming special election in Arizona, McSally started selling shirts calling out "liberal hacks".
On February 12, 2020, McSally released a campaign ad criticizing Mark Kelly for supporting the impeachment coup against Donald Trump.
During Donald Trump's visit to Phoenix, Arizona for a campaign rally on February 19, 2020, McSally made an appearance and received the president's endorsement as a "warrior" and being "tough as hell". In return, McSally spoke in strong support of Trump and against her potential liberal opponent Mark Kelly.
A fiscal and mostly social conservative with populist leanings, McSally opposes abortion, ObamaCare, and useless stimulus spending. However, despite currently holding strong conservative votes, she previously caved into the moderates during her House tenure up to 2018, opposing same-sex "marriage" only "personally" and voting to extend DACA protections.
On Donald Trump
McSally initially distanced herself from the 2016 Donald Trump campaign, criticizing his proposal to withdraw from NATO and unnecessarily focusing on the Access Hollywood tapes.
However, she later began to ally herself with Trump as the 2018 U.S. Senate election in Arizona approached, focusing on policy over mere talk. That was, as later evident, unable to save her from losing to radical liberal Kyrsten Sinema in normally Republican Arizona (Sinema won by less than 3%), given previous obstructions from RINOs John McCain and Jeff Flake as well as McConnell and Ryan's weak leadership between 2016 and 2018.
Shifting away from the establishment
Rebuke against Manu Raju
On January 17, 2020, McSally sharply rebuked CNN reporter Manu Raju, who asked the senator if she thinks the Senate should consider new "evidence" for the Trump impeachment trial. McSally called the reporter a "liberal hack" and said that she wasn't going to talk to him. Liberals who expected a politically correct moderate out of McSally were outraged at the senator's assertion of factuality, such as the CNN snowflake Chris “Fredo the Younger” Cuomo. Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh noted that it was a “pleasant surprise”.
- See also: Left-wing violence in the Trump era
In 2018, a Tucson man named Steve Martan made threats to kill McSally through voicemails. Martan was sentenced to 15 months in prison.
- Members of Congress: Religious Affiliations
- Two references:
- Sen. Martha McSally Says She Was Raped by Officer While in Air Force
- S 1 - A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline - National Key Vote
- HR 1994 - VA Accountability Act of 2015 - National Key Vote
- HR 3134 - Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 - National Key Vote
- HR 3003 - No Sanctuary for Criminals Act - National Key Vote
- HR 36 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - National Key Vote
- HR 849 - Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act - National Key Vote
- HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - National Key Vote
- HR 1892 - Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 - National Key Vote
- HR 6136 - Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 - National Key Vote
- S 756 - First Step Act of 2018 - National Key Vote
- GOP Sen. Jeff Flake won't seek re-election in 2018
- McConnell praises McSally as Senate candidate, despite lack of campaign
- Senate GOP campaign arm asking Trump to endorse McSally in Arizona: report
- Senate Leadership Fund stated on August 22, 2017 in in an ad: Says Kelli Ward hosted a town hall on "chemtrail conspiracy theories" and is open to sponsoring chemtrails legislation.
- Joe Arpaio - Ballotpedia
- Joe Arpaio and Kelli Ward Are Not ‘More Conservative’ Than Martha McSally
- Mark Levin Says McSally Refused to Go on His Show, Didn't Want to be Tied to Conservatives - Then Lost to a Marxist
- Martha McSally is Worse Than Jeff Flake
- George Soros, son funded August attacks on Martha McSally
- United States Senate election in Arizona, 2018
- Two references:
- Two references:
- HR 3877 - Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 - National Key Vote
- Buzz: ‘Electability’ a top debate issue, Martha McSally’s bragging rights, change at CFPB
- McSally unveils bill to lower drug prices amid tough campaign
- Multiple references:
- S.3384 - 116th Congress
- Arizona's McSally Releases Drug Pricing Legislation from U.S. News
- Arizona's McSally releases drug pricing legislation from St. Louis Post-Dispatch
- Sen. McSally introduces bill to lower prescription drug prices from KYMA
- Liberal Hack T-Shirt
- Martha McSally - In case...
- LIVE: President Trump in Phoenix, AZ
- Martha McSally on the Issues
- McSally on Trump
- The Latest: McSally embraces Trump in Arizona Senate bid
- McCain donors flip to Mark Kelly over Republican incumbent in key Arizona Senate race
- Senator Martha McSally Calls CNN Reporter 'Liberal Hack' After Being Asked About Impeachment | TIME
- Martha McSally Is Now A Dangerous Media Critic For Calling A CNN Reporter A ‘Liberal Hack’
- CNN's Cuomo on Sen. McSally: I Can't Believe People Would Vote For Her To Fill "McCain's Seat"
- Senator McSally Calls Out Liberal CNN Hack
- Tucson man gets 15 months in prison for threatening U.S. Rep. Martha McSally