"When someone shows you who they are," Hillary Clinton used to say, channeling Maya Angelou, "believe them.”
Voters in the state of Arizona should take that advice when assessing Democratic Senate nominee Kyrsten Sinema.
Asked by the late Ed Schultz in 2006 whether or not she was a liberal progressive, Sinema responded that she is “the most liberal legislator in the state of Arizona.”
These days, Sinema is striking a different pose, as the moderate centrist. For instance, she announced a new group in October, the Republicans for Sinema Coalition.
“Arizonans don’t care if you have an ‘R’ or ‘D’ next to your name,” Sinema said in a press release. "My approach has always been to work across the aisle to solve problems and deliver results for Arizonans, and that’s what I’ll continue to do as U.S. senator."
"Arizonans deserve a senator who isn’t distracted by partisan games and who is focused on fighting for them. As Arizona’s next senator, I’ll be an independent voice for all Arizonans," she concluded.
Except, no. Sinema is absolutely distracted by “partisan games.” She condemned Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination sans evidence. And, no, Sinema is not “focused on fighting” for Arizonans. She called them “crazy” and called her state “the meth lab of democracy.”
Until she decided to run for Senate, Sinema was open about being liberal. Voters should believe her.