Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has appointed Republican Martha McSally to finish out John McCain’s term in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.
McSally lost her bid in the October elections for the seat being vacated by the traitorous Jeff Flake.
She will now replace Jon Kyl (R) who was appointed to the seat following John McCain’s death in August.
“With her experience and long record of service, Martha is uniquely qualified to step up and fight for Arizona’s interests in the U.S. Senate. I thank her for taking on this significant responsibility,” Gov. Ducey said in a statement, according to the Washington Post.
McSally will serve until 2020 when she is expected to run for election in her own right to the seat.
“I am humbled and grateful to have this opportunity to serve and be a voice for all Arizonans,” McSally said in a statement
The paper adds:
McSally will become the 25th woman serving in the Senate at the start of the 116th Congress that begins in January, a record high. Arizona will be one of six states with all-women Senate delegations, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.
Recent news out of Arizona claimed that McSally had declined in Ducey’s estimation as a fitting appointee to the seat. But obviously those reports were overblown.
One reason some wondered if Ducey would pick her is because her support for President Donald Trump did not sit well with John McCain’s supporters.
Obviously, McCain was a fierce enemy of the president not to mention a frequent traitor to the Republican Party.
Fortunately, it appears that what McCain wanted is finally dwindling in importance in Arizona. And the sooner the better.
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