Arizona race gets ugly as Martha McSally accuses Kyrsten Sinema of ‘treason’ over 2003 Taliban comments
It was a moment that seemed that seemed to reflect the current political temperature, measuring just how momentous the midterm elections have become — and how the rhetoric has been amped up to match.
Any old criticism won’t do. In the closely watched Senate race in Arizona, “treason” was the accusation leveled Monday by Republican Rep. Martha McSally against her Democratic opponent, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.
In the sole debate of the campaign, McSally, a retired Air Force colonel and combat pilot, asked Sinema to apologize for a 15-year-old radio interview about American intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan, suggesting that her comments were tantamount to levying war against the United States. Sinema responded by accusing the Republican of playing dirty.
Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) accused Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) of "treason" in a contentious debate on Oct. 16 in Arizona's tightening Senate race.
It was a moment that seemed