Kelli Ward Under Fire For Saying McCain Timed Cancer Statement To Hurt Her Campaign

Kelli Ward Under Fire For Saying McCain Timed Cancer Statement To Hurt Her Campaign

Just when you thought Kelli Ward couldn’t get any lower…

After criticizing John McCain during her Arizona bus tour on Friday shortly after the McCain family announced the Arizona senator had stopped his cancer treatment, Ward — a Republican candidate for Senate — took to Facebook to complain that McCain timed his announcement to hurt her campaign.

“I think they wanted to have a particular narrative that they hope is negative to me,” Ward wrote in response to one of her campaign staffers who wondered if it was just a “coincidence” that the statement was released on the first day of Ward’s bus tour. Ward’s weekend bus tour includes Pizzagate conspiracist Mike Cernovich and conservative celebrity Tomi Lahren, who called McCain a “RINO” during a tour stop on Friday.

Ward would later delete the comment and post another statement that somehow blamed the media for what she originally said.

Ummmm, OK then.

Meanwhile, as Ward and her staff were complaining about McCain taking away her shine, the Republican lawmaker and former Vietnam POW succumbed to his disease Saturday evening. Following McCain’s death, Ward attempted to send out a statement of sympathy.

But the damage was already done. And she found herself on the receiving end of a whole load of outrage by Sunday morning.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.