Arizona GOP candidate Kelli Ward raked over the coals for complaining about timing of McCain's death
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Arizona Republican Kelli Ward was blistered on Twitter on Sunday morning after it was revealed she and one of her staffers accused Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) of announcing that he was about to die at a time that would harm their campaign.

Late Saturday, following the announcement that McCain had succumbed to brain cancer at his home, Arizona TV reporter Brahm Resnik shared tweets between the staffer and Ward herself, in which they complained about the timing of McCain’s announcement that he was dying.

“I wonder if John McCain’s trying to steal attention from Ward’s bus tour by announcing his life is coming to an end,” the staffer wrote, with Ward replying, "I think they wanted to have a particular narrative that was negative to me.”

Needless to say, Ward's online comments about the Vietnam war hero choosing how he would die while surrounded by his family was harshly criticized on Twitter, with one commenter calling her "narcissistic, selfish, idiotic, disgusting, horrible, rude, and moronic."

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