Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyTrump impeachment battle hits TV ads Mark Kelly outraises McSally in Arizona Senate race for third straight quarter The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Trump lashes out over impeachment inquiry MORE (R-Ariz.) said House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpPelosi hits back at Trump over letter: ‘Only the latest attempt to cover up his betrayal of our democracy’ Trump directed Perry, State Dept. officials to talk to Giuliani on Ukraine: report Murkowski warns against rushing to conclusions on Trump impeachment MORE was a “serious matter” but decried the “partisan bickering,” while adding the Senate Intelligence Committee would take the matter more seriously.
“Every senator voted for the Senate Intelligence Committee to look into the matter in a bipartisan way,” she told 12 News KPNX.
“I think what we’ve seen out of [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi [D-Calif.] and [Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam] Schiff [D-Calif.] and others in the House is quite partisan, and I think people want us to take a serious look at this and not have it be just partisan bickering going on,” she added. “People are tired of that, as am I.”
McSally demurred on whether she believed it was appropriate for Trump to attempt to enlist help from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the form of a potential investigation of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPelosi hits back at Trump over letter: ‘Only the latest attempt to cover up his betrayal of our democracy’ Clinton jokes she could ‘obviously’ beat Trump in 2020 ‘rematch’ Gowdy in talks to join Trump’s impeachment defense team MORE and his son Hunter Biden.
“Again, what I’m concerned about is how there were decisions made about moving forward and using the ‘I’ word which is very serious business for our country,” she said. “If this thing actually gets voted on, which I would encourage the House to even vote to start the inquiry like they’ve done in the past, I think they’re trying to protect some people from votes.”
If the matter reaches the trial stage in the Senate, McSally said, “My job is to be thoughtful, to look at the facts and to show good judgment and in the meantime do a good job for the people representing people for the things that are impacting their families every single day.”
McSally, who was appointed to finish the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMark Kelly outraises McSally in Arizona Senate race for third straight quarter Volker steps down as head of McCain Institute, citing Ukraine controversy Democrats cry wolf on Trump-Ukraine MORE’s (R) term, faces election for a full term in 2020.