Arizona Gov. appoints pro-life Martha McSally to Sen. McCain’s seat

By Dave Andrusko

Martha McSally

Pro-life Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has named pro-life Congresswoman Martha McSally (R) to serve the next two years of the term of the late Sen. John McCain. McSally will serve until the 2020 election, when Arizona voters will elect someone to serve the final two years of Sen. McCain’s term.

McSally, a former combat pilot and two-term congresswoman from Arizona’s second congressional district, lost a fiercely competitive race against radically pro-abortion Democrat Kyrsten Sinema by 56,000 votes (2.4%) in the 2018 midterm elections

As National Right to Life pointed out in endorsing McSally,

Martha McSally is pro-life. She opposes abortion on demand, and supports protection for unborn children. McSally voted for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation to protect unborn children by prohibiting abortion at 20 weeks, when the unborn child can feel pain. McSally also voted against taxpayer funding for abortion and she voted against taxpayer funding of abortion providers.

Senator Jon Kyl (R), who retired from the Senate in January 2013 after the completion of his third term in office, was appointed to fill the vacancy created by Sen. McCain’s death in August. In a letter to Gov. Ducey dated December 12, Kyl wrote

“When I accepted your appointment, I agreed to complete the work of the 115th Congress and then reevaluate continuing to serve. I have concluded that it would be best if I resign so that your new appointee can begin the new term with all other Senators in January 2019 and can serve a full two (potentially four) years. Therefore, I will resign from the U.S. Senate effective 11:59 p.m. EST December 31, 2018.

The selection of McSally means the soon-to-be Republican Senate majority of 53 seats has added someone of strong pro-life credentials.