GOP senator says holding Trump accountable for crimes is 'a total distraction'


Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) attacked the House of Representatives for performing their oversight role and looking into Trump's criminal activity.

After Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump's alleged criminal activities, Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) decided to attack her fellow members of Congress.

"It's a total distraction," McSally said about the inquiry. "People can make their voices heard at the ballot box, right?"

McSally seems to be dismissing the latest major scandal Trump is facing, which prompted many additional Democrats to demand an impeachment inquiry.

On June 25, Trump pressured the president of Ukraine to find dirt on a potential political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump, working with his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was interested in false allegations that Biden pressured the Ukrainian government in 2016 to fire a prosecutor who was investigating an energy company because Biden's son, Hunter Biden, was on the board of said energy company.

Aside from there being no evidence to support Trump's allegation, soliciting campaign assistance from a foreign national is against the law.

As of Tuesday, the House of Representatives is engaged in an official impeachment inquiry to hold Trump accountable for his actions.

But McSally, who has been a staunch Trump loyalist, she views the investigation into Trump's wrongdoing as a mere distraction and would prefer to ignore the criminal activity until November 2020, when Trump is on the ballot.

Back in 2018, the people of Arizona went to the ballot box and rejected McSally's bid to be a senator. She is now serving as an unelected senator after being appointed by the state's Republican governor to finish out the term of the late John McCain.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.