Elvia Díaz Arizona Republic
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Opinion: Don’t feel sorry for those who sold out to Trump, knowing he’d toss them when they were no longer useful. That includes Martha McSally and Doug Ducey.
President Trump’s humiliating spectacle summoning Sen. Martha McSally like a pet took the last ounce of dignity and self-respect from the former fighter pilot.
That’s it. She’s toast.
McSally has been trailing in the polls but Wednesday’s humiliation is the last nail in the coffin of her campaign to keep the Senate seat she lost in the first place.
The video clip of Trump calling her is really something.
“Just come up fast. Fast. Fast. Come on. Quick. You got one minute! One minute, Martha! They don’t want to hear this, Martha. Come on. Let’s go. Quick, quick, quick. Come on,” Trump said.
And there she was, hurrying to the stage while saying, “I’m coming.”
How will Trump deal with Ducey?
Nobody should feel sorry for McSally or anyone else who has sold out to Trump knowing he’d toss them when they’re no longer useful.
It’s almost certain that the Republican McSally will be gone after she loses to Democrat Mark Kelly on Tuesday. She’ll be remembered as the only one who – twice – lost Sen. John McCain’s seat.
She’ll be remembered as just another “Trump hack,” if she’s remember at all, as one of Lincoln Project’s ad famously stated.
But what should Arizonans do with the bunch of other Trump sellouts like Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and state treasurer Kimberly Yee, who’s been proudly donning Make America Great Again hats?
Trump also on Wednesday directed his ire against Ducey, suggesting the governor better deliver Arizona to him or else.
“I hear we’re doing well, Doug,” Trump said. “I’m going to be so angry, Doug, if we don’t get there.”
ROBERTS: Trump’s disrespect of McSally was hard to watch
Just like McSally, Ducey turned into one of those Trump faithful servants that Arizonans hardly recognize any more. Trump already warned him. What will happen if Trump loses Arizona, which he won by 3.5 points four years ago?
Unfortunately for Arizonans, Ducey isn’t on the Nov. 3 ballot to toss him out, too.
But there are other ways to punish him. Voters should flip the House to Democrat, and if they really want to do something cool for Arizona, they should flip the Senate, too.