2002 Email From Sinema Spread Conspiracy Theories About Bush

Rep. Krysten Sinema attends The Human Rights Campaign 2018 Los Angeles Gala Dinner / Getty Images

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A newly released email sent by Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema in 2002 accuses former President George W. Bush of various malevolent schemes.

The email appears to be an invitation to a protest of Bush's policies.

"Meet at Patriot Square Park at 3pm (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, s [sic] you can pick from the following," the email reads.

Sinema accuses bush of "stealing all of our civil liberties in the name of something called freedom (it's okay, I wasn't using those liberties anyway)."

Sinema also claims Bush was trying "to destroy all natural land and forestry in the United States by oil drilling and old growth-tree logging" and "putting arsenic in our water."

The final claim is that Bush crowned himself "King of the World for life (oh wait, he's not taking over the world for another year…)."

"Whatever your reason, join us in solidarity as we protest the Shrub on Friday, September 27th," the email concludes.

The newly released email comes on the heels of multiple videos showing Sinema criticizing Arizona, calling it a "crazy" state.

The Arizona Democrat has also referred to her state as "the meth lab of democracy" and said it was famous "in a Lindsey Lohan kind of way."

The Senate candidate has painted her country in an unusual light as well. In a 2003 radio interview, Sinema said she does not care if people fight for the Taliban against the United States. That same year, she told the Arizona Republic that Americans should "feel compassion" for enemy combatants in Iraq, and she equated the deaths of U.S. soldiers with those of illegal immigrants.

All this goes against her positioning as a moderate in her 2018 campaign. Commenting on Sinema's debate performance on Monday, Brahm Resnik, a veteran Arizona journalist, said "that's not the Kyrsten Sinema we met, say, 15 years ago."

Jeffrey Cimmino

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Jeff Cimmino is a media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon. He is a senior pursuing a B.A. in history and a minor in government at Georgetown University. Prior to working at the Free Beacon, he interned at National Review and the Foreign Policy Initiative.

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