Former Air Force pilot and U.S. Senator Martha McSally disclosed that she was a victim of sexual assault while jogging near Omaha, Nebraska, on Wednesday.
The ex-GOP senator from Arizona shared details about the incident on her Instagram account.
“I was just sexually assaulted while out running. I am safe. I am ok. It could have been much worse. I have a lot to process. For anyone else who has been assaulted, speak up. Find your power. Process it emotionally, spiritually, neurologically. I am safe,” she wrote.
“I was just running while I was out running along the Missouri River on the Iowa side. I’m here in Omaha to speak tonight about courage and heart, and how to be a brave heart. And I just had it put to the test,” McSally said in a video.
“I realize I’m still in an adrenaline state,” she said, adding “I’m OK.”
McSally recounted the incident:
“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,” she said.
“I then chased him down. I said a lot of swear words in this moment. I was in a