Dr. Kelli Ward of Arizona, candidate for U.S. Senate, released the following statement today following Senator Jeff Flake’s attack disguised as a speech on the floor of the United States Senate this morning where he compared President Donald Trump to Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin:
“Jeff Flake’s comparison of President Trump to the brutal dictator Joseph Stalin on the floor of the United States Senate was appalling and an embarrassment to the state of Arizona, said the angry conservative.
“Flake’s disturbing speech was not only disrespectful to the position and institution he now serves in, it only serves to exacerbate the very problem he claims to be railing against. Arizona voters deserve representation in the U.S. Senate that, regardless of political differences, will never engage in this type of troubling rhetoric,” she said.
“I call on all the candidates in the race to replace him in the Senate to join me in publicly condemning his remarks,” she added.
Unlike Flake, Dr. Ward believes that national security begins with border security. She holds Congress and the past three administrations directly responsible for their unwillingness to secure the border, which was a failure on their part to fulfill the primary function of government – to protect its citizens.
Dr. Kelli Ward entered politics in 2012 when she ran and won a seat in the Arizona State Senate. During her three years serving in the state legislature, Dr. Ward established a proven track record of passing legislation that supported small businesses, preserved the Second Amendment, decreased the size of government, fought the opioid crisis, protected vulnerable Arizona students and increased school choice.
As a child, Kelli’s grandmother would take her to the VFW for every holiday, parade, and event. As an adult, she’s been a supportive military wife and has worried and waited for her husband to return from Iraq, where he was being rocketed on a daily basis.
As a former physician, Dr. Ward has provided care to her community through her private practice and her work in emergency rooms, and she takes the same approach in caring for her constituents in Arizona.