PHOENIX – Today, the McSally for Senate campaign launched a new ad highlighting Senator McSally’s work to secure the southern border. Arizona ranchers John Ladd and Jay Whetten explain why Martha’s proven record of leadership on border security has been a boon for Arizonans and why “we need more Martha McSallys in Washington.”
The ad will air during primetime on Fox News for all four nights of the GOP Convention.
John Ladd: “Our South fence is the U.S.-Mexican border. When you don’t have a secured border, you don’t have a country.
Jay Whetten: It’s not just drug trafficking. Human trafficking is a huge element. This needs to be stopped. We need to seal our border.
John: Martha McSally understands what it takes to control it. The bills she’s introduced is exactly what we need.
Jay: We need more Martha McSallys in Washington.
John: She’s the best person we’ve had dealing with this in my lifetime.”
- Senator McSally served as the Chairwoman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee for three years as a member of the House Homeland Security Committee. (Arizona Republic, 2/17/16)
- Senator McSally introduced legislation with the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Lindsey Graham, to address loopholes in our current immigration system and appoint 500 new immigration judges to reduce the current backlog of cases. (Congress.gov)
- Senator McSally has consistently voted for significant additional funds for border security and co-authored legislation to provide billions of dollars in border security funding including money for physical barriers, technology and sensors, aviation assets, and additional agents and officers. (Congress.gov)
- Senator McSally co-authored legislation to crack down on sanctuary cities and mandate national E-Verify. (Congress.gov)
- Senator McSally introduced legislation to reimburse state and local governments that incurred costs for border security, which was supported by law enforcement in Arizona. (Congress.gov)
- Senator McSally’s first bill signed into law as a member of the House was the Border Jobs for Veterans Act. The bill has helped service members find jobs, transition to civilian life, and address staff shortages and vacancies at our ports of entry. (Tucson Sentinel, 10/19/15)