McSally says Senate taking 'serious look' at Trump call unlike 'partisan' House

Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyPublisher announces McSally book planned for May release Singer Brandi Carlile drops out of Fortune event over Kirstjen Nielsen's appearance The Hill's Morning Report - Dem debate contenders take aim at Warren MORE (R-Ariz.) said House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Support for impeachment inches up in poll Fox News's Bret Baier calls Trump's attacks on media 'a problem' MORE was a "serious matter" but decried the "partisan bickering," while adding the Senate Intelligence Committee would take the matter more seriously.


“Every senator voted for the Senate Intelligence Committee to look into the matter in a bipartisan way,” she told 12 News KPNX.

“I think what we've seen out of [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi [D-Calif.] and [Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam] Schiff [D-Calif.] and others in the House is quite partisan, and I think people want us to take a serious look at this and not have it be just partisan bickering going on,” she added. “People are tired of that, as am I.”

McSally demurred on whether she believed it was appropriate for Trump to attempt to enlist help from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the form of a potential investigation of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSupport for impeachment inches up in poll Overnight Defense: Trump's Syria envoy wasn't consulted on withdrawal | McConnell offers resolution urging Trump to rethink Syria | Diplomat says Ukraine aid was tied to political investigations Democrats say they have game changer on impeachment MORE and his son Hunter Biden.

"Again, what I'm concerned about is how there were decisions made about moving forward and using the 'I' word which is very serious business for our country," she said. "If this thing actually gets voted on, which I would encourage the House to even vote to start the inquiry like they've done in the past, I think they're trying to protect some people from votes.”

If the matter reaches the trial stage in the Senate, McSally said, “My job is to be thoughtful, to look at the facts and to show good judgment and in the meantime do a good job for the people representing people for the things that are impacting their families every single day."

McSally, who was appointed to finish the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainPublisher announces McSally book planned for May release Democrats lead Trump by wide margins in Minnesota Here's what to watch this week on impeachment MORE’s (R) term, faces election for a full term in 2020.