McCain Camp Hits Primary Opponent Over Chemtrail Conspiracy Theory

May 16, 2016 3:28 p.m.

Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) campaign on Monday hit the senator’s primary opponent, Arizona state Sen. Kelli Ward (R), over her willingness to discuss chemtrail conspiracy theories at a public hearing.

McCain’s campaign put out a web ad labeling Ward “Chemtrail Kelli” and hitting her for spending “your tax dollars to entertain ‘chemtrail’ conspiracy theories.” The ad’s narrator tells viewers that Ward has “bad judgment” and is “dangerous for Arizona.”

Ward in 2014 said that she was willing to hear the conspiracy theories about chemtrails at a public hearing.

“I have gotten a lot of communications from people who are concerned and there has been a sense that no one has been doing anything for them to address those concerns,” she told the Havasu News. “I can’t do field tests on the water, but I can connect them to the people who do.”

Ward later clarified that she does not believe in chemtrails.

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