Congresswoman and Air Force combat veteran Martha McSally defeated Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio Tuesday in Arizona’s Republican primary, and she’s wasted absolutely no time going for the jugular of Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, her Democrat opponent in the race to fill the seat of outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake.
Prior to her primary victory, McSally released a campaign ad contrasting her status as America’s first female fighter pilot with that of Sinema, who shamefully protested the troops whilst wearing a pink tutu after the Sept. 11th attacks.
Watch the ad below.
Martha McSally fought the Taliban, @kyrstensinema protested our troops in a tutu. We need a strong leader to protect Arizona & honor our veterans, not a liberal activist. #FlightSuitsNotTutus #AZSen pic.twitter.com/bM4XdWij61
— McSally For Senate (@MarthaMcSally) August 23, 2018
But McSally didn’t stop there. She referenced the ad during her victory speech Tuesday night in Tempe, Ariz. – and she went in even further on Sinema’s superficiality:
“This is how I see this campaign: It’s a choice between a doer and a talker, between a patriot and a protester. Did you guys like those side-by-side outfits?” she asked to the crowd’s clear delight.
McSally continued, “Between a career fighter pilot and a career politician. Between proven grit and Hollywood glitz.”
“Now there’s nothing wrong with Hollywood glitz, right?” she asked. “Like, I’m as impressed as anyone that my opponent brags that she owns over 100 pairs of shoes. I, on the other hand, have over 100 combat missions, serving our country.”
As McSally stated, Sinema is a career politician – but she looks supremely unqualified to serve America’s best interests when placed next to McSally. According to The Hill, following 9/11, Sinema helped organize the Arizona Alliance for Peaceful Justice, which deemed military action “an inappropriate response to terrorism” and instead advocated for somehow using the legal system to bring Osama Bin Laden to justice.
However, Sinema has seemingly flip-flopped in recent years, saying in May that “You should never take military intervention off the table.” Apparently, her shoe collection is more important to her than having a consistent stance on our armed forces.