Her closing also echoed one of her better-known quotes, when she urged her colleagues to join her and "let's get to work for the nation."
McSally noted in her opening that she is "humbled" to have been named to replace McCain. And, she ended her speech by quoting him: "Americans never quit. We never surrender. We never hide from history. We make history!"
McSally's bookending with McCain is somewhat notable because of her past attempts to weave between President Donald Trump's well-documented dislike for McCain and both her and Arizona's relationship for the longtime Arizona Senator (and GOP Presidential nominee in 2008).
Sen. Sinema delievered her maiden speech last week. It will be posted later today. (Corrected to reflect that Sen. Sinema gave her maiden speech last week.)
Below the jump is the text of the speech, as provided by the Senator's office:
*The "maiden speech" is a Senate tradition, and refers to the first speeches given by Senators both male and female. It does not mean that they have not previously spoken on the Senate floor addressing specific bills.
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