Arizona's unelected senator accidentally admits she's unhappy serving in Congress


Martha McSally, Arizona's unelected Republican senator, recently thanked God that she has not been a senator for very long.

Voters didn't want her to represent them in the Senate, and apparently Martha McSally, Arizona's unelected Republican senator, is none too happy to be there either.

In a Tuesday Senate hearing, McSally seemed to admit that she had reservations representing her state in the Senate.

"I haven't been here that long, thank God," McSally said during a Senate Banking Committee hearing. Seeming to realize what she said, McSally immediately uttered, "Sorry, I shouldn't have said that."

"Apparently, @SenMcSallyAZ — an unelected Senator — is not happy to be representing Arizona in the U.S. Senate," the Arizona Democratic Party, which first flagged the video, tweeted about her comment.

"Martha McSally clearly isn’t happy as an unelected U.S. Senator," Brad Bainum, spokesperson for the Arizona Democratic Party, told Shareblue Media. "But no one is more disappointed than the Arizonans who rejected her in 2018 only to see her appointed to the job where she's voted with Mitch McConnell 97% of the time, siding with her party at the expense of our state."

Voters rejected McSally when she ran for Senate in 2018, supporting Democrat Kyrsten Sinema instead. After the election, McSally was appointed to the Senate by Arizona's Republican governor to finish out the term of the late Sen. John McCain.

McCain's term ends in 2020, meaning voters will have the chance next year to once again weigh in on McSally's fitness for office. Her likely opponent, Democrat and former astronaut Mark Kelly, has thus far raised more money than McSally and is besting her in the latest statewide poll.

In addition to her apparent dissatisfaction for being a senator, McSally is facing several ethics scandals. In July, the AP reported the McSally campaign was forced to pay a fine for violating campaign finance laws. In August, Shareblue reported the campaign had to pay yet another fine for additional violations.

McSally is also facing heat for her vote to allow Trump to steal $30 million from a military project McSally herself called "critical" so that Trump can build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Now McSally is thanking the Almighty that she has only been there a short time. If voters feel in 2020 as they did in 2018, McSally might not have to be unhappy for too much longer.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.