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Martha McSally May Be Arizona’s New Senate Appointee — The McCain Family Isn’t Too Happy

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey may be considering Martha McSally for a Senate appointment, but some of John McCain’s family seems to share a very different opinion.

After reports were released that pointed to McSally being considered for McCain’s vacated Senate seat, Meghan McCain’s husband took to Twitter to share his thoughts.

“McSally strikes me as an unwise choice for a number of reasons,” Ben Domenech said. “She’s like an NFL team that plays down to its opponents’ level – and she’ll be tasked with running for re-election immediately.”

McCain then retweeted the tweet, seeming to signify that she agreed with him. McSally also was criticized for not using McCain’s name at the signing of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2019.

However, the potential appointee allegedly tried to make amends while meeting with Cindy McCain so she could apologize. Although the two did not speak about the Senate appointment, sources claimed that McCain was grateful for McSally’s apology.

According to The Washington Post, the Arizona governor may be reconsidering his pick of McSally as a replacement senator due to her performance in the 2018 midterm elections. Due to Senator Jon Kyl stepping down by the end of the year, Ducey will have to make his appointment pick soon to fill the vacancy.

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