Reactions were mixed in response to the news that Governor Doug Ducey appointed of U.S. Representative Martha McSally to the United States Senate, following the resignation of U.S. Senator Jon Kyl.
First, tell us how you feel about Ducey’s choice:
I congratulate Congresswoman @MarthaMcSally on her appointment to the United States Senate. She has served our nation honorably and courageously during her time in uniform and I look forward to working hand in hand with her on Arizona’s top priorities in the coming year…— Dr. Kelli Ward (@kelliwardaz) December 18, 2018
Arizona lost a respected independent voice when John McCain passed away. Shady backroom deals between Gov. Ducey, Sen. McConnell, & a lobbyist refreshing his Rolodex are giving the state the one candidate they definitively rejected? Martha McSally is the wrong choice for Arizona— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) December 18, 2018
Someone please tell me that McSally’s dog will be at the swearing in. Is there a petition I can sign?— The AZ Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) December 18, 2018
All her life, @RepMcSally has put service first — leading in the toughest of fights. With her experience and record of service, Martha is uniquely qualified to fight for #Arizona in the U.S. Senate. https://t.co/QYY8vrd7K4— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) December 18, 2018
The Establishment strikes back as Gov. Ducey picks Martha McSally to fill Senator McCains vacated seat.— James T Harris (@JamesTHarris) December 18, 2018
Congratulations @RepMcSally !!! From knocking on doors in Douglas, AZ for #Congress, to gracing the halls now as an appointed #Senator.— Sergio Arellano (@sergio5941) December 18, 2018
Wishing you success in your new role, I am sure you will be great!!
Hmmmmm. https://t.co/1GAdrS1zGO— Hank Stephenson (@hankdeanlight) December 18, 2018
This appointment doesn’t build on the legacy of John McCain. McSally demonstrated during her scorched-earth campaign against Senator-Elect Sinema that she will not be an independent voice for Arizona in Washington. She showed her willingness to be Donald Trump’s voice in Arizona. pic.twitter.com/JwSqAm125r— Charlene Fernandez (@CharleneforAZ) December 18, 2018
Congratulations to @MarthaMcSally on her appointment to the U.S. Senate by Governor Ducey! As a conservative fighter, we know she will serve Arizona and its people well. RT to congratulate her! https://t.co/3s4O6laits— AZ Republican Party (@AZGOP) December 18, 2018