Miss. Senate victory has AZ implications

Trump supporter’s triumph impedes Flake’s tantrums

With the support of President Trump — who traveled to Mississippi to campaign for her twice in a single day — Republican senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith easily defeated Mike Espy, a Clinton-era agriculture secretary and former congressman by a vote of 53.9% to 46.1%.

“As the president said, a vote for Cindy Hyde-Smith is a vote for me,” Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said as the returns came in Tuesday night. “Mr. President, I know you may be watching. We just voted for you.”

Hyde-Smith’s victory increases the GOP majority in the U.S. Senate to 53 – 47, giving President Trump the edge he needs for judicial confirmations.

In view of Hyde-Smith’s triumph, lame duck Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s obstinate threats to hold up senate nominations in the judiciary committee where he has been a member, make him appear even more foolish. Arizona Republicans are aware the single-term senator and obsessive Trump opponent opted out of running for reelection due to embarrassingly low 18% approval ratings in his home state. He was replaced by far-left radical Kyrsten Sinema, who will be an interchangeable obstructionist for Republicrat Flake when the new congress is sworn in January 3, 2019.

Cindy Hyde-Smith fully embraced President Trump, and her victory is an affirmation of that fact. In 2016, Mississippi supported Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton 57.9% to 40.1%. {Place cursor on linked map to see individual state results.)

Hyde-Smith fills the remaining two years of Sen. Thad Cochran’s term, and faces another election in 2020. Cochran, a Republican first elected to the Senate in 1978, retired in April due to what he referred to as “health challenges.” Gov. Phil Bryant appointed Cindy Hyde-Smith (bio) to the seat.

7 Responses to Miss. Senate victory has AZ implications

  1. East Valley Conservative says:

    Just as Mississippi was fortunate to elect Trump supporter Cindy Hyde-Smith, we here in Arizona will be fortunate to get rid of the infantile egotist Jeff Flake. I’ve seen spoiled children behave with more decorum than this jerk. Good riddance to him!

    Sinema will be difficult to choke down, but how much worse can she be than the narcissistic Flake who is obsessed by hatred for President Trump? As McCain’s toady, Flake aligned with Democrats like Schumer and Durbin in repeated attempts to shove amnesty for illegals down our throats. He and McCain helped set the stage for the border invasion we are now witnessing.

  2. Hometown Guy says:

    Don’t forget Jon Kyl’s role in the amnesty schemes. He was part and parcel of this when he and McCain partnered on what Kyl deceitfully packaged as “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”

    Americans across the USA rose up and protested, shutting down their local and DC office’s phone and FAX lines. There was a massive protest outside of Kyl’s office on Camelback Road that was so large, it (unintentionally) blocked traffic and another at McCain’s Phoenix headquarters. I speak from experience since I participated in them. Kyl is and was no different than McCain, he just was able to portray himself with more decorum. His father was an Iowa congressman and he learned all the trickery early on. McCain had no regard for Republicans and despised conservatives, who he tried to purge from the Republican ranks.

    • Braveheart says:

      Interesting information here. Many times the comments supplement the posts with their excellent background on people and issues.

    • Trevor says:

      Wasn’t that back when McCain and Kyl teamed up with Mr. Chappaquiddick?

      • Ajo Joe says:

        It certainly was. McCain even was quoted as saying he was dedicated to getting this (miserable amnesty) bill through to honor the memory of his great friend…the drunk and womanizer who allowed Mary Jo Kopechne to drown while he saved his own ass and fabricated a lie which he later had to admit to. Wearing a neck brace to generate sympathy for himself, and because he was a Kennedy, he was allowed to get away with murder by pleading guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury. Personal Injury is an interesting euphemism for death. How’s that for the special treatment of liberal American royalty in Massachusetts?

  3. Patriot Mom says:

    This election is proof positive that Pres. Donald Trump remains popular and is a valuable asset to Republican candidates.

  4. Saguaro Sam says:

    Did you notice the concession speech of never-Trumper Mia Love (RINO, UT)? She made numerous, blatant disparaging remarks during her speech about our President. Must admit, at one time I thought that she had a promising future.

    This. from our southern border. Reported on Nov 26

    HALF A TON

    The Federal Police detained a subject in Sonora who transported half a ton of methamphetamine in 12 bags of sugar in a tractor truck from Guadalajara, Jalisco, and bound for Tijuana, Baja California.

    The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) reported that a federal control judge linked the process and ordered Fernando “R” to be remanded in custody for his probable responsibility in the crime against health, in the methamphetamine transportation.

    “According to what was stated in the investigation folder, elements of the Federal Police reported that on federal highway 1040, Hermosillo-Nogales stretch, Fernando” R “was arrested aboard a tractor trailer, which transported bags with sugar.

    “The delegation of the PGR in Sonora announced that the federal elements reported that by conducting an inspection in that unit, they located and seized 12 sacks of methamphetamine, with a weight of 484 kilos,” the Attorney General said in a statement.

    The methamphetamines were available to the PGR delegation in Sonora, while the processed driver was detained in the federal prison of Hermosillo.

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