Ward Saturday On McCain Ending Treatment: ‘They Wanted To Have A Particular Narrative’

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 22: Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward attends the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort in Oxon Hill, Md., on February 22, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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Kelli Ward, who is running in the Republican primary this week to replace Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) in Washington, implied Saturday that the late Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) decision on Friday to discontinue medical treatment for his severe brain cancer — or the media coverage thereof — was purposefully timed to create “a particular narrative that they hope is negative to me.”

It wasn’t immediately clear whether the Trump-aligned, alt-right-catering Arizona Senate candidate was referring to the McCain family or the media.

Hours after the comment, McCain died.

KPNX’s Brahm Resnik captured Ward’s comment, which came in response to a Ward staffer’s Facebook post, in a screenshot:

Ward subsequently asserted: “It’s not the McCains creating a narrative – it’s the media making something out of nothing.”

McCain’s “decades of service will not be forgotten by the men & women of Arizona,” Ward wrote on Twitter Saturday. “May God grant the McCain family comfort and peace during this difficult time.”

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