Throwback Thursday: Just a few months ago, Martha McSally was caught worrying aloud about Donald Trump’s impact on her reelection to her swing House seat, saying “right now this environment would have me not prevail.” Now, she’s contemplating failing up and wading into the messy Arizona Senate GOP primary.
But if she decides to get in, she’ll face the same GOP dysfunction that forced Jeff Flake to give up on reelection. Although she votes with Donald Trump 96 percent of the time, she’s been a vocal critic in the past. Trump and his allies already don’t like her and are even trying to scare her out of the race.
“In Arizona, Martha McSally criticizes Trump, but in Washington, D.C. she votes with him 96 percent of the time,” said American Bridge spokesperson Allison Teixeira Sulier. “Sound familiar? Meet Martha McSally: just as likely to alienate the right-wing grassroots and lose the race for Senate in Arizona as Jeff Flake.”