Former Legislator Twice Confirmed Attendance, But Bolts as Tough Questions Emerge
PHOENIX – After confirming her attendance at televised debate on KAET’s Horizon, former legislator Kyrsten Sinema has withdrawn, refusing to answer increasingly tough questions about her record.
This is the second time Sinema has backed out of a scheduled Horizon debate in which she had confirmed her attendance.
During her time at the legislature, Sinema was well known as someone who aggressively pursued media attention, frequently appearing as a pundit on cable TV. But now that she’s been subject to new questions during this campaign, she has repeatedly avoided reporters and television cameras.
In case members of the media find the hiding Sinema, we’ve provided five questions you may want to ask:
- Why was Sinema the only Democrat to partner with Russell Pearce Republicans to sponsor and support legislation that gave debt collectors an upper hand over middle class families? [Source: HB 2412, Fiftieth Legislature, First Regular Session]
- Why was Sinema the only Democrat who failed to vote against Gov. Jan Brewer’s $538 million tax giveaway? [Source: Vote on HB 2001, Fiftieth Legislature, Second Special Session, Feb. 16, 2011]
- Why didn’t Sinema read a one-page bill before “accidently” voting to give Joe Arpaio the authority to enforce immigration laws? [Source: Phoenix New Times, April 27, 2008]
- Why did Sinema miss 36 percent of her votes in the months after Jan Brewer became governor, failing to even show up to fight for our state’s future? [Source: Arizona Capitol Times, Dec. 30, 2009]
- Why did she take more junkets than anyone else in the State Senate last year, only to go on KPNX-12 Sunday Square Off to deny she’d taken any junkets?