Washington Post Falsely Reports That Martha McSally Accused Her Opponent Of Treason

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

The Washington Post falsely reported on Tuesday that GOP Rep. Martha McSally accused her Senate opponent of treason.

McSally, a Republican, is currently running against Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema for Senate in Arizona. During a debate on Monday night, McSally demanded Sinema apologize for saying she doesn’t care if Americans join the Taliban. (RELATED: Martha McSally Demands Sinema Apologize For Taliban Comments)

The Washington Post claimed that McSally accused Sinema of treason during the contentious exchange. (RELATED: Kyrsten Sinema: ‘I Don’t Care’ If Americans Want To Join Taliban)

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 20: Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) (C) joins a group of bipartisan Congressmen during a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol May 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“Arizona race gets ugly as Martha McSally accuses Kyrsten Synema [sic] of ‘treason’ over 2003 Taliban comments,” WaPo tweeted on Tuesday.

But the exchange between the two candidates shows that McSally did not accuse Sinema of committing treason. Rather, she accused Sinema of supporting the treasonous actions of others.

“You said you had no problem with [Americans joining the Taliban],” McSally said. “Kyrsten, I want to ask right now whether you’re going to apologize to the veterans and me for saying it’s okay to commit treason?”

Washington Post McSally Article (Screenshot: October 16, 2018)

“It’s treason,” McSally added, referring to the action of joining the Taliban.

TEMPE, AZ – AUGUST 28: U.S. Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) speaks during her primary election night gathering at Culinary Drop Out at The Yard on August 28, 2018 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The McSally campaign did not immediately return a request for comment.

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