Report: Sinema Thinks Bush Put Arsenic In Our Water, Pushed Other Crazy Conspiracy Theories


Democratic nominee for Senate Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona may have even stranger beliefs than we thought.

In an email reportedly sent by Sinema in 2002, the former state representative, who resigned to run for the Senate, provided an extensive list of reasons — ranging from oddly worded to downright bizarre — to protest then-President George W. Bush.

The email began with the statement, “Meet at Patriot Square Park at 3 p.m. (tentative time) then march to the downtown Civic Center Plaza, where we’ll protest Bush’s well … pretty much everything the man does is worthy of protest.”

She then listed 11 issues she had with Bush for potential protesters to “pick from,” leaving number 12 blank, apparently for the email recipient to fill in themselves.

Her complaints about Bush ranged from mere head-scratchers like his “stealing all of our civil liberties in the name of something called freedom” to the fantastic. One issue named was that Bush was “putting arsenic in our water.”

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She also didn’t like the way Bush was “Setting up secret tribunals to persecute innocent people for indefinite periods of time without notifying their families” or “pretending there’s no such thing as global warming.”

The email read that Bush deserved to be protested against because he was “crowning himself King of the World for Life (oh wait, he’s not taking taking over the world for another year…).” We’re not even sure what that was supposed to be a reference to.

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It should be noted that, so far as The Western Journal has been able to determine, the only media outlet to have uncovered this email is the Reagan Battalion, so its contents are uncorroborated and should therefore be taken with a grain of salt. However, both The Daily Wire and the Washington Free Beacon have written about the email, apparently considering it authentic.

Moreover, Sinema, who has been attempting to paint herself as a moderate (rather than a radical) Democrat in this crucial campaign season, has undeniably said other outlandish things.

For example, in early 2003, not too long after this she purportedly wrote this email, Sinema told a local radio host that she was fine with Americans joining the Taliban.

On the radio show “Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock,” the host asked Sinema about interventionism, according to CNN.

“Now you would say, maybe we do owe something to the world, as long as it’s nice and sweet and peaceful and what you want to do,” Hancock said to Sinema.

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“Well, it’s not so much a candy cane kind of theory as you’re making it stand out,” Sinema told him. “But I do think that those of us who are privileged to have more do owe something to others.”

“By force?” Hancock asked her. “By me, as an individual, if I want to go fight in the Taliban army, I go over there and I’m fighting for the Taliban. I’m saying that’s a personal decision …”

“Fine,” Sinema said. “I don’t care if you want to do that, go ahead.”

You can hear the exchange at around the 2:20 minute marker in the clip below.

Sinema spent the early 2000s as one of the most progressive extremists in Arizona, allying herself with radicals and anarchists.

Now, in an effort to win the Democratic Party a senate seat, she’s been trying hard to depict herself as a moderate Democrat, with little evidence to back it up. Don’t fall for it.

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Karista Baldwin studied constitutional law, politics and criminal justice.
Karista Baldwin has studied constitutional law, politics and criminal justice. Before college, she was a lifelong homeschooler in the "Catholic eclectic" style.
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