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."
You can read a sampling below:
The fact that Kelli Ward absurdly and falsely suggested that John McCain’s statement about stopping treatment befor… https://t.co/zQdxNdo3bT— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1535280731.0
Kelli Ward said that McCain announced he was stopping treatment to hurt her campaign because there is literally no… https://t.co/xbF8t5XYfa— The Volatile Mermaid (@The Volatile Mermaid)1535285463.0
You have to wonder: Just what the hell is wrong with Kelli Ward? Then you remember: She's a Trumper. And suddenly t… https://t.co/QIih0rrAEU— LaurenBaratzLogsted (@LaurenBaratzLogsted)1535284268.0
Kelli Ward is another example of the swamp that calls itself the Republican Party.— Laura Quigley (@Laura Quigley)1535287466.0
Trash talking a dying war hero for fun and profit, the doctor Kelli Ward story. https://t.co/XhXEPI7zTQ— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1535253685.0
If Kelli Ward gets more than Alan Keyes's fabled 27% of the vote, it will be time to Build The Wall around Arizona… https://t.co/7QFQVGKx5C— Delfin (@Delfin)1535287657.0
Kelli Ward is just one of many examples of why the Republican Party officially died with John McCain.— Kris (@Kris)1535287411.0
Kelli Ward is a living, breathing example of why early voting should be eliminated (or extremely limited). Fortunat… https://t.co/SLUcVpROEZ— Peace on the Left. Justice on the Right. (@Peace on the Left. Justice on the Right.)1535287783.0
I have no words to express how I feel about Kelli Ward... Except narcissistic, selfish, idiotic, disgusting, horri… https://t.co/eTqJypTgmI— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1535287211.0
The Kelli Ward should be the name of the wing of the hospital that houses unrepentant narcissists who blame their p… https://t.co/jiwVeIEe2e— The Volatile Mermaid (@The Volatile Mermaid)1535286583.0