The race for the US Senate seat Jeff Flake is giving upon Arizona is between two women….
Polling on the race is up in the air right now….
While some polls last week had Republican Martha McSally pulling away from Democrat Kyrsten Sinema?…..A couple of new polls have the race too close to call….
In the only debate last night things got a bit hot….
Republicans have been hitting Sinema on anti-war comments she made back in 2003….
McSally is a Air Force veteran …..
Democrats need the seat badly for any chance of squeezing out a US Senate majority come January….
Republican Martha McSally accused Democrat Kyrsten Sinema of “treason” Monday night, latching onto recent reports about Sinema’s comments as an anti-war activist at the end of a contentious, fiery Arizona Senate debate.
Near the end of the hour-long debate, McSally attacked Sinema over the comments from a radio show in 2003, reported earlier this week by CNN. The host made a hypothetical comment about joining the Taliban, to which Sinema responded: “I don’t care if you want to do that, go ahead.”
McSally demanded an apology, accusing her fellow congresswoman of saying “it’s okay to commit treason.” Sinema didn’t respond to the attack or explain her past comments, instead accusing McSally of running a negative campaign by using “ridiculous attacks, and trying to smear my campaign.”
The exchange in Monday’s debate, the only one scheduled in Arizona, epitomized the campaign to replace retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. McSally repeatedly accused Sinema and Democrats of lying about her positions, while Sinema attacked McSally as overly partisan and unwilling to cooperate across the aisle.
The candidates sparred over immigration, health care, the Republican tax law and the Supreme Court, among other issues, diverging sharply on nearly every topic….
image….Republican Rep. Martha McSally, left, and Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema sparred over immigration, health care, the GOP tax law and the Supreme Court. | Matt York/AP Photo