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Rep. Martha McSally to sing national anthem at U of A basketball game

FILE - In this March 16, 2016 file photo, Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Donald Trump’s incendiary comments about women over the years are causing heartburn for many Republicans. But they’re raising especially awkward problems for the five female House GOP lawmakers facing competitive re-election battles this year. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

PHOENIX — Rep. Martha McSally, who serves in the U.S. House of Representatives for Arizona’s second congressional district, is slated to sing the national anthem before the No. 4 Arizona Wildcats take on No. 5 UCLA on Saturday.

McSally, a Republican from Tucson, has been a Representative in the House for just over two years. Her district lies in southeastern Arizona and covers a significant portion of Tucson.

Prior to her election to the House, she served in the U.S. Air Force for 26 years. She retired as a Colonel and was the first woman in U.S. history to fly into combat. According to her website, she accrued 2,600 flight hours, including over 325 combat hours.

You can watch the game on ESPN. Tip-off is at 6:15 p.m.

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