Thursday, June 3, 2021
NEW: Martha McSally Will Retake Her Senate Seat Representing Arizona This Summer --Donald Trump (ARIZONA'S POLITICAL SHORTS)
12:30pm: NEW: Martha McSally Will Retake Her Senate Seat Representing Arizona This Summer --Donald Trump
Martha McSally will start her third stint as one of Arizona's U.S. Senators later this summer, according to former President Donald Trump.
Charles Cooke writes this afternoon for the conservative National Review that Trump has, indeed, been telling people that the Arizona Senate's recount/"audit" will help put him back in office by August (because it will start the dominos falling in other states). That confirms what the New York Times' Maggie Haberman reported earlier.
But, Cooke also writes that Trump believes McSally (R) (and former Georgia David Perdue) will also be reinstalled following recounts.
Of course, this flies in the face of established facts, and even Arizona State Senate President Karen Fann's declarations that the ongoing recount at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum is not something that could change the long-certified election results. Or, as Cooke puts it: "It is a rejection of reality, a rejection of law, and, ultimately, a rejection of the entire system of American government. There is no Reinstatement Clause within the United States Constitution."
McSally lost her seat to Mark Kelly (D-AZ) in November by 78,806 votes (more than 80,000 in Maricopa County).
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