POLITICS
02/17/2012 03:10 pm ET

Martha McSally, GOP Congressional Candidate, Wants To Kick Rick Santorum 'In The Jimmy' (VIDEO)

Martha McSally, a United States Air Force veteran and now a GOP congressional candidate for the Arizona seat formerly held by Democrat Gabrielle Giffords, isn't taking kindly to Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum's recent comments about the proposed changing roles of women in the military.

Santorum caused a stir earlier this month when he suggested that new Pentagon rules allowing women to take positions closer to frontline combat -- a situation that has already been playing out on the battlefield -- could create "compromising situations" due to "emotions." He later attempted to clarify that he was claiming it was the emotions and natural protective instincts of men that could end up complicating the mission if women were put in harm's way.

McSally, a retired Air Force colonel and the first American woman to fly in combat, took offense to Santorum's remarks, telling Fox News with a laugh on Friday that they deserved a retaliatory strike to the nether regions.

"You know I agree with many of the things that Rick Santorum says, but when I heard this I really just wanted to go kick him in the jimmy," McSally said. "He's totally out of touch. I mean, completely out of touch. These are the types of arguments we heard 20, 25 years ago as to why women couldn’t be fighter pilots and it's an insult to the men and women who are serving overseas, putting their lives on the line and focusing on the mission right now."

McSally went on to say that Santorum would be in Arizona next week, and that she looked forward to meeting with him to "bring him up to speed."

It's unclear if that's military code for a swift kick to the crotch.

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