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)
“Arizona race gets ugly as Martha McSally accuses Kyrsten Synema [sic] of ‘treason’ over 2003 Taliban comments,” WaPo tweeted on Tuesday.
Arizona race gets ugly as Martha McSally accuses Kyrsten Synema of “treason” over 2003 Taliban comments https://t.co/sGQX3kocIf
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 16, 2018
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?”
“It’s treason,” McSally added, referring to the action of joining the Taliban.
that’s literally not what she said. Delete this.
— Caleb SkHull (@CalebJHull) October 16, 2018
You misquoted one participant and misspelled the other participant’s name. You all okay?
— Generation X Dad (@radmbadad) October 16, 2018
It gets more and more obvious each day you have an agenda, and it is not presenting the news in an objective and fair way.
— Ches but Spooky or something (@In_Underland_) October 16, 2018
Gee, another misquote in a major newspaper. This is getting old.
— Sigh-tama (@jewfulnoise) October 16, 2018
The McSally campaign did not immediately return a request for comment.