A Congresswoman from Arizona has refused to publicly debate her main opponent before the state’s upcoming primary on August 28.
“This is a job where you’re on the national stage,” said Dr. Kelli Ward. “I can’t get my two opponents to get on the debate stage, and I think that we have an open Senate seat…. The voters of Arizona deserve to see us in the primary and then in the general standing up side by side, talking about the issues, just like we are here.”
Ward and her main opponent, open-borders advocate and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) lackey, Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), sparred at a private, non-televised meeting before The Arizona Republic’s editorial board.
McSally pretends to be a “border hawk,” which is a popular stance among Arizonans ravaged by illegal aliens and their vicious crimes.
“Amnesty cannot come first,” she said. “We have got to first and foremost secure that border, secure the funding, and fund it fully.”
But only recently she removed a video from her website supporting President Barack H. Obama’s DACA program, which still has the potential to grant amnesty to nearly one million illegals – particularly if weak Republicans are elected to the Senate.
McSally then put her weakness on display, complaining about Ward’s “attacks,” apparently unaware that she works in politics, where viciousness far worse than Ward’s call for a public debate is par for the course.
“Kelli, that’s not what it is, I mean, come on,” she said. “If you’re going to really spend the rest of the hour just attacking me nonstop, it’s a little extreme. I’m not going to take the bait, OK?”
Ward also leveled McSally for working the “Problem Solvers” Caucus to save parts of the disastrous Affordable Care Act. Ward is a medical doctor.
“I can tell you that Obamacare was the biggest takeover by the government of health-care liberty and health-care freedom that we will ever see in our lifetime. If we move to the next step, which is single-payer, there will be a lot of pain across the health care spectrum,” Ward said. “We’ve got to have someone who is a thoughtful leader who understands the health care system, put it into plain language for the members and then move ahead with great solutions.”
The question remains: Why are the two other Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Arizona hiding from a debate with Ward?
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose campaign is run by politically impotent former Ward staffers, failed to even respond to the invite for the Arizona Republic discussion.