Saturday, February 8, 2020

BREAKING: McSally Among Group Of GOP Senators Who Tried To Intervene On Sondland's Behalf; Confirmed By WH Official (ARIZONA'S POLITICAL SHORTS)

Arizona Senator Martha McSally was among a group of Republican Senators who tried to intervene to prevent Presdent Donald Trump from firing Ambassador Gordon Sondland yesterday, according to a report tonight in the New York Times.

The report indicates that the group reached out to the President's Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, as well as his legislative affairs director. Sondland reportedly refused to resign and be seen as part of a purge of impeachment witnesses immediately after the Senate's acquittal, so the President ordered him fired.

Sondland was the President's choice for Ambassador to the European Union after he contributed $1M to the President's inauguration fund. He was one of the President's point men on the effort to convince Ukraine to announce investigations into the Bidens and the 2016 election

Sondland revised his testimony to the House a couple of times, and ended up being a key witness about the quid pro quo in the impeachment inquiry.

According to the article, McSally was part of a group that included Susan Collins (Maine), Thom Tillis (North Carolina) and Ron Johnson (Wisconsin).

Arizona's Politics has requested comment from the Senator's office, and will update this article as warranted.

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