McSally’s Anti-Immigration Statement Analysis

McSally’s Anti-Immigration Statement Analysis

Fact Checks, Immigration & Border
May 30, 2018 by: Bryna Koch Here in Southern Arizona’s Congressional District 2 we are used to politicians lying about the border and demonizing immigrants to justify anti-immigrant policies, increased surveillance, and wasted money on projects that never really work out. If you are following Representative McSally’s Senate aspirations, you have observed her hard right turn (like her change of position on DACA)--using lies and exaggeration to prove to primary voters that she can be just as hateful towards immigrants as Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio. Her statement on May 22 to the Homeland Security Committee is a a clear example of how she has abandoned caution and human decency to demonize immigrants in an attempt to justify a hard-line against immigration from the south. In our continued series of…
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Fact-check: McSally on the Tax Bill

Fact-check: McSally on the Tax Bill

Donors, Fact Checks, Jobs & Business, National Politics
Fact-check: McSally on the Tax Bill Nov 5, 2017 On the same day House Republicans unveiled their new tax cut proposal, Martha McSally indicated her enthusiastic support, both in an official statement and a flurry of tweets.   How enthusiastic? Unlike with the health care bill, she managed to refrain from using f-bombs. But it’s clear she’s all in.   That’s not a surprise. McSally is hugely dependent for her campaign financing on House Speaker Paul Ryan and his political ally, New York hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer; it was a given they’d have her support on this, their top legislative priority.   Why are they so eager? It’s no mystery; the bill was written to benefit the donor class. Here’s a partial list of the bill’s provisions which impact…
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McSally Dodges On Internet Privacy

McSally Dodges On Internet Privacy

Accurate Representation, Fact Checks, Jobs & Business, National Politics
McSally Dodges On Internet Privacy Aug 9, 2017 It’s a challenge to get Rep. Martha McSally to answer questions about where she stands on important issues. But when we do get an answer, and it turns out to be no answer at all, then its easy to understand Southern Arizona voters’ growing frustration with her. Take for example her vote to overturn Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations on internet privacy. This spring, McSally joined other Republicans in Congress to approve a bill that lets internet service providers such as Comcast, Cox, and Verizon gather highly personal information from you without your permission. That info includes what web pages you visit, what apps you use, and information about your finances. The companies can then use that data to bombard you with…
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McSally Defends Her Healthcare Vote – Fact Check

McSally Defends Her Healthcare Vote – Fact Check

Fact Checks, Healthcare, National Politics
Aug 2, 2017 Rep. Martha McSally (AZ-02) has a request to make. Please forget she ever voted for the Republican health care bill. That’s going to be very important for her reelection bid in 2018; polling shows people who’ve heard about that vote view her less favorably. Did you happen to see the two-page letter she sent out defending her vote? If so, she’d like you to forget that, too. Especially the part where she claimed she only had two options - keeping the Affordable Care Act as is, or voting for the AHCA. Now that she’s openly admitting she had a 3rd option all along - working in bipartisan fashion with Democrats - it would be most inconvenient for you to remember she used to pretend otherwise. If you…
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