Politics

Martha McSally Locks Down Nomination — And Every Last Note Of ‘God Bless America’ To Boot

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

Arizona Rep. Martha McSally had reason to celebrate when, on Tuesday evening, she locked down the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that is being vacated by retiring Senator Jeff Flake.

And celebrate she did. Video soon hit Twitter of the newly-minted Republican nominee belting out the patriotic hymn”God Bless America,” accompanied by a guitar and violin.

Retiring Senator Jeff Flake, a vocal critic of President Trump, declined to endorse any of those in the race (including pardoned Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Kelli Ward) to replace him saying, “Nobody would be asking for it.”

But McSally, the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, nabbed the endorsement of President Donald Trump — and perhaps her no-nonsense attitude explains why. “I’m a fighter pilot, and I talk like one,” she said in a video when she first announced her campaign. “That’s why I told Washington Republicans to grow a pair of ovaries and get the job done.”

President Trump congratulated her on her primary win on Wednesday morning.

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