Opining that President Donald Trump had “aligned himself with ISIS,” the Arizona Democratic Party chair (and erstwhile attorney general nominee) churned up a minor October controversy, drawing rebukes from GOP counterpart Kelli Ward and Fox News. The comment came as U.S. troops pursued ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
In a related narrative, the late Northern Arizona University grad student and humanitarian aid worker once again made headlines when “Operation Kayla Mueller” was revealed as the code-name for the special forces incursion that eliminated al-Baghdadi, who was suspected in the rape, torture and murder of the 26-year-old.
Ever the McCainian centrist, Arizona’s senior senator refused to endorse a Democratic presidential nominee in an October interview with Politico – and confided that she had yet to watch a debate. “I’m not missing anything,” she said. “I prefer happiness.”