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Former Senator Martha McSally Sexually Assaulted During Run

During a run near the Missouri River on the Nebraska-Iowa border on Wednesday, former senator Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) reported that she had been sexually attacked.

Following the run, McSally posted a video to Instagram saying, “I am OK.”

“A man came up behind me, and he engulfed me in a bear hug, and he molested and fondled me until I fought him off. I then chased him down. I said a lot of swear words.” she said in the post

“In this moment, I was in a ‘fight, flight or freeze,’ and I chose to fight. I ran after him. I threw my water bottle at him. And I chased him into the brush, where he was then hiding, as I called 911 and waited for the police to come. I don’t think they found him. And I’m OK.” she continued.

The former senator from Arizona, who has spoken candidly about her time in the Air Force following a sexual assault by a superior, stated that she was still processing what happened on Wednesday.

McSally succeeded the late Sen. John McCain (R) in the Senate and the House.

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