After reports were released that pointed to McSally being considered for McCain’s vacated Senate seat, Meghan McCain’s husband took to Twitter to share his thoughts.
“McSally strikes me as an unwise choice for a number of reasons,” Ben Domenech said. “She’s like an NFL team that plays down to its opponents’ level – and she’ll be tasked with running for re-election immediately.”
McSally strikes me as an unwise choice for a number of reasons. She's like an NFL team that plays down to its opponents' level – and she'll be tasked with running for re-election immediately. https://t.co/C01s2sL28e
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) December 14, 2018
McCain then retweeted the tweet, seeming to signify that she agreed with him. McSally also was criticized for not using McCain’s name at the signing of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2019.
However, the potential appointee allegedly tried to make amends while meeting with Cindy McCain so she could apologize. Although the two did not speak about the Senate appointment, sources claimed that McCain was grateful for McSally’s apology.
According to The Washington Post, the Arizona governor may be reconsidering his pick of McSally as a replacement senator due to her performance in the 2018 midterm elections. Due to Senator Jon Kyl stepping down by the end of the year, Ducey will have to make his appointment pick soon to fill the vacancy.