GOP Lawmaker Called Out After Being Caught Posting Fake Compliments On Her Own Facebook Page
A Republican lawmaker was called out after posting fake compliments to her own Facebook page, thanking herself for her service.
Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) over the weekend posted a video to Facebook, with the caption reading: “58,318. That’s how many lives were taken between 1957 and 1975 due to wounds inflicted in the Vietnam war, and that’s how many names are inscribed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in DC.”
“619 of those names belong to Arizonans who were killed in the war. 107 of those names belong to individuals from Tucson. Today I’m LIVE from the #WallthatHeals, a replica that’s visiting Oro Valley,” the caption said.
McSally then commented on the video, saying: “Great video quality! Thank you for your service!”
The comment has since been deleted, Law & Crime reported. Thankfully, a screenshot was captured and saved for eternity.
— Joshua Karp (@JoshuaKarp) March 19, 2018
McSally earlier this year announced her bid for Senate to replace Sen. Jeff Flake (R), who is retiring.
Other candidates in the primary include former Maricopa County, Ariz. sheriff Joe Arpaio and former state Sen. Kelli Ward (R).
The Arizona Republican did not respond to a request for comment on this report.