JUST IN: Arizona Governor Appoints Rep. Martha McSally to McCain’s Senate Seat
Republican Arizona Governor Doug Ducey appointed Rep. Martha McSally to replace Senator McCain’s seat on Tuesday.
Senator Jon Kyl was previously appointed to replace McCain’s seat in September after the longtime Arizona Senator passed away.
“With her experience and long record of service, Martha is uniquely qualified to step up and fight for Arizona’s interests in the U.S. Senate. I thank her for taking on this significant responsibility,” Ducey said in a statement.
“I am humbled and grateful to have this opportunity to serve and be a voice for all Arizonans,” McSally said in a statement released by the Governor’s office.
McSally lost the Senate race in November to radical code pink activist Kyrsten Sinema several days after the election as thousands of votes for the Democrat candidate mysteriously appeared.
Arizona is now one of the few states with two female US Senators.
McSally and Ducey will be speaking at a news conference in Phoenix later Tuesday morning.
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