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First U.S. Female Fighter Pilot Announces Senate Bid in Arizona

“I’m a fighter pilot, and I talk like one. That’s why I told Washington Republicans to grow a pair of ovaries, and get the job done,” she says in her announcement video.

By NTK Staff | 01.12.2018 @1:30pm
First U.S. Female Fighter Pilot Announces Senate Bid in Arizona

Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) entered the Arizona Senate race with a splash on Friday. In a video announcing her candidacy, McSally touted her military experience, no nonsense work ethic, and commitment to conservative values.

The nation’s first female fighter pilot, McSally’s video begins with a “60 Minutes” piece touting her experience in the military.

“Colonel McSally is not afraid of a good fight,” CBS News’ Leslie Stahl says in the video. “She has launched a one-woman campaign against a military policy in Saudi Arabia that forced her to wear a long, black Islamic robe over her Air Force uniform.”

The video cuts to McSally in an airplane hangar, saying, “I absolutely refused to bow down to Sharia Law. After eight years of fighting, I won my battle for the religious freedom of American servicemen.”

The video also touts support from President Donald Trump, who called McSally, “the real deal” and “tough.”

The video features McSally promising to fight for U.S. troops, protect Arizona jobs, and secure the border.

“I’m a fighter pilot, and I talk like one. That’s why I told Washington Republicans to grow a pair of ovaries, and get the job done,” she adds.

McSally will face off against controversial candidates Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of contempt of court but received a pardon from Trump, and Kelli Ward, a state senator who was backed by Steve Bannon.

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