After a shattering primary loss to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in Arizona, Kelli Ward told the Mohave Daily News that she won’t be endorsing McCain this cycle.
“I feel I’m not quite there yet,” Ward said, invoking the famous language House Speaker Paul Ryan used when he refused to endorse Donald Trump at first. (Trump later used the same language when he initially declined to endorse Ryan in his primary.)
“I haven’t heard anything from Sen. McCain and so I’m staying out of his race. I’ll let the chips fall where they may,” Ward said, according to the Mohave Daily News.
In the same interview, Ward indicated she’s not going to “disappear” from the political scene.
Ward attacked Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who has vocally admonished Trump on everything from his immigration policy to his attack on a Gold Star Family.
“I’m very disappointed in Jeff Flake,” she told the paper. “It is divisive, it is harmful.”
Ward joked “we’re saving our signs” for a primary challenge.