Listen: Senator John Mccain, Arizona, Senator discussed on The Daily 202's Big Idea
"But first the big idea democrat Kirsten cinema was declared the winner in Arizona Senate race last night, narrowing the GOP Senate majority back to fifty one forty nine with two races. Outstanding she is the state's first female Senator and our nation's first openly bisexual Senator she'll join Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin, who's openly lesbian and just won her second term in Wisconsin, Colorado. Also, just elected the nation's first openly gay governor injured police here cinema giving her victory speech on Monday night. I am so honored that Aaron Jones chose our vision and the better AirAsia. And now it's time to get to work. Arezzo Annan's had a choice between two very different ways. Forward one focused on fear and party, politics and one focused on Arizona's and the issues that matter to every day families, a three term congresswoman cinema was once a spokesperson for the green party. But she repackaged yourself as a moderate to win in a purple state like Zona and overcame tens of millions in negative attack ads focused on her liberal record. She committed to pursue a bipartisan approach in a race that hinged mainly on the issues of healthcare and immigration. She wound up winning by almost two points. After all the ballots counted, she'll replace Jeff flake, the Republican who was ran out of the race by President Trump. It has been thirty years since democr-. That's held a Senate seat in Arizona. The big question now is what happens to the states. Other Senate seat. John Kyle was appointed to replace John McCain when he died, but he said he'll be a shorttimer all the speculation in Phoenix right now is that Kyle will Brazilan. So that Republican governor Doug Ducey who just got reelected can appoint MC Sally to that seat. Ironically, this would mean MC Sally after losing this year's hard-fought campaign would have more seniority than cinema and become Arizona's senior Senator, but MC Sally would then have to run for re election in twenty twenty. Speaking of McCain congressman Jason Lewis, a Republican from Minnesota who lost his reelection bid last week in the south suburbs of the twin cities wrote an op Ed for the Wall Street Journal that ran on of all days Veterans Day, blaming McCain for Republicans losing the house in the midterms in the peace Lewis makes a novel slash bizarre argument that McCain's famous. Thumbs down vote last year against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act doomed. Republicans Lewis argues that McCain's vote made it more difficult for Republicans to counter democratic claims that GOP lawmakers would do away with protections for people who have preexisting conditions. The catch of courses that if Republicans had actually succeeded in passing that Bill McCain and voted the other way, they would have done just that Megan McCain the senator's daughter called the op-ed born in her victory speech last night in Arizona cinema promised to try to serve in the mold of John McCain. Senator John McCain stood for everything we stand for as zones fighting for what you believe in standing up for what's right, even if you stand alone and serving a cause that is greater than oneself. Senator McCain is irreplaceable. But his example, well guide our next steps forward. He taught us to always assume the best and others to seek compromise instead of sowing division and to always put country ahead of party. Two other quick updates on uncalled races. Bill Nelson is pushing Rick Scott to recuse himself from overseeing the recount for the Florida Senate race as a judge was appointed by Jeb Bush rejected a request from Scott the Republican to seize voting machines in ballots in Broward County ruling that there's no evidence of voter fraud in the heavily democratic area. Meanwhile, Scott pressed ahead with plans to travel to Washington on Wednesday for new member orientation activities and in Georgia. Another federal judge delayed the certification of that state's election results until at least Friday Democrats. Stacey Abrams is holding out hope that she might be able to force a runoff against Republican Brian Kemp in the governor's office. But the returns are making that look more and more difficult. And that's the big idea. Here are three other headlines that should be on your radar number one. Trump is telling advisers that he plans to remove. Homeland security secretary Kirstin Nielsen possibly as soon as this week.."