Mark Kelly on Trump hurrying McSally rally speech: Have 'respect'

Democratic Senate candidate Mark KellyMark KellyTensions mount among Democrats over US-Israel policy DC statehood bill picks up Senate holdout Pavlich: The border crisis Biden said we could afford MORE on Friday criticized President Trump’s treatment of Kelly's opponent, Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyEx-McSally aide pleads guilty to stealing over 0K in campaign funds Arizona state senator announces bid for Kirkpatrick's seat Democratic Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick says she won't seek reelection MORE (R-Ariz.), calling it “unfortunate.”

Trump had rushed McSally during an Arizona rally this week to finish her remarks, telling her she had one minute to talk and to be quick.

“They don’t want to hear this Martha, come on let’s go,” he said as McSally took the stage to speak.


“The President of the United States should have respect for an Arizona senator,” Kelly, a former astronaut and McSally’s Democratic challenger, told MSNBC.

McSally brushed off the incident when asked about her reaction to his behavior by reporters.

“Give me a break," McSally said, according to the Arizona Republic. "President Trump will be President Trump, and I'm fighting with him to save the country."

Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe Biden28 Senate Democrats sign statement urging Israel-Hamas ceasefire Franklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Schools face new pressures to reopen for in-person learning MORE are running neck and neck in the battleground state, while McSally is trailing slightly behind Kelly, according to RealClearPolitics.