Arizona Central reports:
Kelli Ward suggested Saturday that the statement issued Friday by U.S. Sen. John McCain’s family about ending treatment for brain cancer was intended to hurt her U.S. Senate campaign. McCain died Saturday hours after her remarks.
Ward, a conservative former state senator from Lake Havasu City, is in a three-way race for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Tuesday’s Arizona primary. Ward wrote on Facebook that “I think they wanted to have a particular narrative that they hope is negative to me.”
Her comment was made under a Facebook post by one of her campaign staffers, who questioned if it was “just a coincidence” that the McCain family released the statement the same day that Ward was kicking off her campaign bus tour, “or if it was a plan to take media attention off her campaign?”
Ward, who is currently on a bus tour with lead Pizzagate crackpot Mike Cernovich, runs a separate racist Facebook page with her husband that is drenched with Alex Jones-style conspiracy claims.