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Governor: McSally showed 'courage and bravery' revealing that she was raped in Air Force

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Posted at 10:09 AM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 12:43:12-05

WASHINGTON — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is praising Sen. Martha McSally for revealing that a superior officer raped her when she was in the U.S. Air Force.

Ducey on Thursday used Twitter to thank McSally "for coming forward and speaking out."

He says her disclosure Wednesday during a congressional hearing in Washington "took an amazing of courage and bravery."

Ducey told McSally that "Arizona is with you."

McSally tweeted a message of thanks for support on Thursday, as well.

Ducey appointed McSally, a fellow Republican, in December to replace the late GOP Sen. John McCain after she narrowly lost last year's race for Arizona's other Senate seat to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.