Blake Masters Promises Not To Be Owned By Mitch McConnell
(TargetLiberty.org) – A Republican Senate candidate has promised, if elected, he’ll be an independent voice for Arizona. Blake Masters says he won’t be “owned” by Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) — and, as an example of the kind of senator he plans to be, he mentioned a rebellious Democrat who stands out from her party.
Regarding McConnell, Blake Masters says he won't "try to make his life miserable for the sake of it," but is "happy to be independent" and hold up legislation.
Also likens himself to Kyrsten Sinema. @robcrilly https://t.co/TmgseQMZC9
— Natalie Allison (@natalie_allison) November 1, 2022
The latest polls show Blake Masters, the Trump-endorsed venture capitalist who’s challenging Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ), is 2.4% behind his rival — and he’s just received a boost from Libertarian candidate Marc Victor, who dropped out of the race on November 1 and urged his supporters to back Masters instead. Now, Masters has reassured voters if he’s elected, he’ll be his own man, and won’t meekly do what McConnell wants.
Masters praised Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) as an example of an independent lawmaker when he talked to the British newspaper, The Daily Mail. He called her “a very talented politician … she’s really actively engaged.” Sinema, a moderate Democrat, has been a thorn in the side of the Biden Administration, which can’t afford any dissenters in the evenly-balanced Senate if it wants to get legislation passed. That’s allowed her to trade her vote on key bills for disproportionate influence on policy.
Masters says he’ll follow Sinema’s example and do what he can to get federal action on the illegal immigration crisis. Next week, we’ll know if he’s going to get that chance.
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