Tuesday, September 29, 2020

She Did It Again.

Brenda Starr led a Zoom Editorial Board Endorsement Call on Monday with Senator Martha McSally.

For those of you who are taken aback, surprised that our stealth Senator actually showed up and faced constituents, rest assured that I was too. She's declined the last invitation.

There were at least 3 screens full of constituents; I was one of the few with live video.  I planned to submit a question and I wanted her to see my face as it was read.

I asked her to explain why Universal Background Checks are not a good idea.  It took about 15 seconds before I began to melt down.

Eyebrows up as she advocated for merging the various background check lists which exist throughout the bureaucracy, creating a National Watch List. 

She voted against exactly such a measure in February, 2017. Such a list would have precluded the legal purchase of a firearm by my shooter.February, 2017.  

Rep. McSally  despite sitting in the seat of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords; despite representing this community, which ached along with those of us who were shot; despite the fact that the measure did not need her vote to pass, threw her support behind her Republican leaders and slapped her district in the face.  And now she has the gall to lie about it.

At a certain point I had to bite my lower lip to stop my face from acting like a petulant 2 year old, but the more she blathered on, the more my face lost control. 

She can't keep her facts straight.  She doesn't act on what she says.  She doesn't represent the vast majority of voters who wouldn't mind knowing that all the relevant agencies had weighed in before granting a license to own and operate a machine designed to kill.  

The United States Army didn't think the January 8th shooter was fit to carry a weapon.  

No one told our local retailer.  

We live with the results.   We don't have to live with Martha McSally. I really hope someone took a screen shot when Brenda Starr cut to the chase and asked: So, to be clear, you are opposed to Universal Background Checks, and our Participation Trophy Senator said, smiling brightly, Yes!

I was too busy trying not to cry on local video.

8 comments:

  1. How very sad. And why? And how?

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    1. She is not a good person - she's there by executive fiat, not voter choice - she "talks like a fighter pilot" when she says "Mark Kelly is afraid to debate a girl".... when called out on the nomenclature she said, "That's how I talk".
      Thankfully, Mark Kelly is ahead of her in the polls, even in Maricopa Country, which has always been solidly Republican.
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  2. Your senator is a terrible representative, but maybe your state likes that kind of person. I hope you can replace her with better.

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    1. Our state rejected her at the ballot box. When Sen McCain died, Governor Ducey appointed her to the seat adjoining the one she lost. That set of facts makes her intransigence more disgusting.
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    2. I didn't know that. It certainly sounds unfair and unjust to the voters of Arizona.

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    3. He had to appoint a Republican, because McCain was a Republican. But to choose someone we had already sent packing was a kiss up to Trump and a smack in the face to Arizona, as Allison says below.
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  3. Ducey putting her in McCain's old seat was such a slap in the face to AZ voters. They had already rejected her for a democrat. Why, then, did he ignore that vote and do it anyway. I can not even look at her, she's just revolting.

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    1. I think he did it to suck up to Trump. If he couldn't appoint himself, that was the best he could offer.
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