REPORT CARD: McSally Gets an F on Family Separation

Rep. Martha McSally failed a basic leadership test this week: with young lives at stake, she chose to prioritize her political career over families cruelly separated by the Trump administration.

McSally’s feckless political opportunism hasn’t gone unnoticed. Here’s what Arizonans are reading this morning:

Arizona Daily Star: Steller’s Friday Notebook: Who took a stand, fell in line on familyseparation?
By Tim Steller | June 22, 2018

  • “The policy of deliberately separating children from their parents, turning children accompanied by their families into unaccompanied children — that’s not so complicated.
  • “And it served as a gut check for Arizona politicians, one of those rare issues in immigration where…there was a clear right or wrong answer.”
  • “Rep. Martha McSally, the congresswoman who is running for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, said MondayWe need to enforce our lawsin a consistent and humane manner, and DHS should not have to choose between enforcing the law and keeping children with their parents. My immigration bill, which I’ve been working on since last September, fixes thisby allowing children to stay with their parents as they undergo due process. I hope we can get a version of my bill out of the House this week and on the President’s desk immediately to address many urgent issues like this.’
  • “Grade: Fail. McSally glossed over the president’s policy without opposing it on the way to promoting her own bill, which failed Thursday.

Read the full article here.