For Immediate Release
August 28, 2018
EMILYs List Statement on Arizona Senate Nominee Martha McSally
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, Arizona Republicans nominated Martha McSally for U.S. Senate. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Congresswoman McSally’s priorities couldn’t be more out of step with Arizona families. After a disastrous tenure in Congress and repeatedly shifting her positions during her primary, voters know Martha McSally doesn’t share Arizona values. Time and time again, McSally has proven that her loyalty lies in advancing her political career, not protecting the people of Arizona. Kyrsten Sinema will serve as a voice for Arizona’s women and working families and EMILYs List is proud to stand with her in the fight to flip this seat.”
Martha McSally’s record:
- In a move that aimed to strip millions of Americans of their access to health care and tens of thousands of jobs in Arizona, McSally supported House Republicans’ efforts to repeal Obamacare.
- In Congress, McSally has repeatedly voted to restrict women's access to reproductive health care.
- McSally’s constantly shifting positions on immigration and the border wall are proof that the people of Arizona come second to McSally’s political ambitions.
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