Martha McSally Uses White Supremacist Language to Speak About DACA

Martha McSally Uses White Supremacist Language to Speak About DACA

Immigration & Border

Martha McSally Uses White Supremacist Language to Speak About DACA

As Martha McSally’s anti-climactic unveiling of her run for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat looms, it is important to listen to the rhetoric change  in her carefully crafted persona. For years, her constituents have tried to nail her down on issues important to them. She carefully controls her message resulting in voters not really knowing where she stands on most issues, particularly when her rhetoric doesn’t match her votes.

But a particularly disturbing trend began when she decided to run for Senate and “leaked” it to her colleagues over 2 months ago.  Trump, whom she had gone to great lengths to distance herself from, was now her new BFF. Laurie Roberts of the Arizona Republic wrote about it best, quoting Arizona Daily Star’s Tim Steller who predicted the Senate run based on the number of Tweets mentioning Trump that the suddenly gushing McSally had published. Continue reading “Martha McSally Uses White Supremacist Language to Speak About DACA”

Paul Ryan’s SuperPAC opens Field Office in Tucson

Paul Ryan’s SuperPAC opens Field Office in Tucson

Donors

September 28, 2017

The Arizona Republic reported a bold move by the Congressional Leadership Fund, Paul Ryan’s SuperPAC, to open a field office in Tucson.  The strategy of the SuperPAC’s Executive Director, Cory Bliss, is to canvass in Tucson in order to help Martha McSally in the most populous city in her District. Cory Bliss has had a great deal of success in special elections in several states where empty seats were left by Trump’s cabinet, as reported by Forbes Magazine.  You can read about Cory Bliss here.

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Pay to Play with Martha McSally – Part 3 My $75 Question

Pay to Play with Martha McSally – Part 3 My $75 Question

Accurate Representation

By Marion Chubon

Martha, you almost had me there when you explained why it took you 4 days to condemn a white supremacist terror attack.  Let me back up. As many people know Congress has been on recess for the entire month of August. Martha McSally has used the recess to rebrand herself as a voice of reason in the healthcare debate. The voice I clearly remember is the one that famously said “let’s get this Fucking thing done” shortly before voting for the AHCA. That bill was the very unpopular healthcare (tax cut for wealthy) bill that the majority of her constituents and stakeholders in the healthcare industry begged her to vote “no” on.  

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Pay to Play with Martha McSally – Part 2 Harassment by McSally & Chamber Thugs

Pay to Play with Martha McSally – Part 2 Harassment by McSally & Chamber Thugs

Accurate Representation

By Kristen Randall

..and it felt like all eyes were on us.

No, this isn’t an excerpt from a fairy tale. This is what it felt like as Marion and I entered the large room where the Tucson Metro Chamber was hosting Rep. Martha McSally as their keynote speaker. Marion and I are both business owners, she is a business coach and wholesale artist and I am own and edit a community newspaper. But we are also the President and Vice President of Represent Me AZ Grassroots Super PAC.

I didn’t exactly expect a warm reception, but we were assigned some henchmen to watch us through the speech. Since we were seated in the very back of the cavernous room, henchman 1 had to stand against the wall to keep us two ladies in his sights the entire time.

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Pay to Play with Martha McSally – Part 1 What Martha Didn’t Say

Pay to Play with Martha McSally – Part 1 What Martha Didn’t Say

Accurate Representation
August 25, 2017
Martha McSally delivers Campaign Speech to Metro Chamber of Commerce

By Bryna Koch

On August 25th I attended Issues Over Easy, an event billed as a legislative update sponsored by the Tucson Chamber of Commerce. Congresswoman Martha McSally, there to provide the legislative update, received the Spirit of Enterprise Award. According to Mr. Jennings Imel, executive director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Western Regional Office, the award is presented to legislators who voted at least 70% of the time with the U.S. Chamber’s interests. The Chamber adds stickers to a hard hat (part of the award) for those legislators who voted with them 100% of the time. Apparently the Congresswoman has earned one of these stickers every year she was eligible.

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Where Does McSally Stand on Transgender Military Ban?

Where Does McSally Stand on Transgender Military Ban?

Defense, Equality, National Politics

McSally’s Positions on LGBTQ Rights are Confusing

Martha McSally’s positions on the issue of LGBTQ rights are a confusing bag.  As with most issues that aren’t related to the border or the A-10, it is hard to unpack her positions.  Yesterday the President set off a storm with a series of Tweets about banning people who are transgender from serving in the military.

Several members of Congress put out statements condemning the idea, including members of her own party. [1] But Martha has remained silent. This silence is not surprising, as Martha tends to shy away from issues that might upset her carefully crafted yet false reputation as a Moderate.  But while unsurprising, her failure to condemn the President’s Tweets demonstrates her unwillingness to take any kind of meaningful stand. Based on her image created by her overworked PR teams, we should expect her to come out in defense of the proud men and women who are transgender and serve our country. She has a stake in the matter as a veteran and serving on the Armed Services Committee. Coupled with her tendency to tour the major cable news programs when issues of the military are hot topics, her silence speaks volumes. So again, since she won’t let her constituents know where she stands, we at Represent Me AZ are forced to let her constituents know.

Recap

You can read about her past views on LGBTQ issues here on our website with sources.

McSally voted to allow Federal Agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ. She said in 2012 that same sex marriage should be banned. In the same survey she indicated that LGBTQ does not deserve to be a protected class under Federal Anti-discrimination Law. She told a mother that other children need to be protected from transgender children. Two months later she told a group of Cienega High School students that she fights for LGBTQ rights and that they deserve “every opportunity in this country.” Most of her statements are meant to portray her as a Moderate to her more socially minded constituents. But these statements are confusing and the votes don’t match up.

Updates Since we Last Wrote About LGBTQ Issues

Then on July 13th, she voted for the Hartzler Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that sought to prohibit funds for medical treatment (other than mental health treatment) related to gender transition to a person entitled to medical care under chapter 55 of title 10, United States Code.” [2] Luckily this Amendment failed in the House.

McSally continues to use her favorite shield by stating that LGBTQ rights are a State’s Rights issue. This is how she justifies her statements about fighting for LGBTQ but then voting to undermine the civil rights of those in that community. Surely she is aware that civil rights are a Federal Issue.  By continuing her current trend of voting we are left to infer that she believes that the people in the LGBTQ community deserve less protections than other Americans.

There has been a great deal of pushback on Trump’s ban. This includes a statement from the Joint Chiefs of the Military who appear to have been caught off guard by the policy change by way of Twitter. McSally certainly would not be alone if she chose to speak out in support of the troops she professes to stand behind. McSally’s silence is both unsurprising and unacceptable.

 

[1] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-transgender-military-service-ban-republican-opposition_us_5978bbb4e4b0e201d57a65b4

[2] https://www.congress.gov/amendment/115th-congress/house-amendment/183

McSally Finally Calls for Civility

McSally Finally Calls for Civility

Accurate Representation, National Politics

McSally’s Recent Cable News Tour Calling For Civility Misses the Mark

Typically when someone speaks about a desire for change, and expresses a shared responsibility for an issue, their next statement, as an act of good faith, speaks about their own missteps. Not so with Martha McSally.  Since the terrible and tragic attack on her GOP colleagues on June 14th that left the shooter dead and 3 others seriously injured, she has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News and in various print articles speaking about how we need to take stock in the current political climate.  In her interview on 6/14 with Joe Ferguson she states “we are all responsible for bringing the temperature down” and on Fox News on 6/17 she muses “what is it that each of us can do to bring the temperature down?” Had she answered her own questions she could have followed up her statements with an admission of her culpability like “I too have engaged in some of the political conversation that inhibits our unification.” But instead she states, “I refuse to inflame the rhetoric. I haven’t done it since I’ve been in D.C. and I’m going to continue to choose not to do it.” “Let’s not feed into the fear and anger.” So since Martha won’t use this opportunity for self-reflection, I am compelled to do so for her. Continue reading “McSally Finally Calls for Civility”