Kyrsten Sinema in 2011: Arizona Is Famous ‘in a Lindsay Lohan Kind of Way’


Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.) is running to represent Arizona in the Senate this November, but back in 2011, she said people knew what was going on in Arizona because they were "not famous in a good way."

Sinema described Arizona as "famous in a Lindsay Lohan kind of way," referencing the actress who was repeatedly arrested for drug-related incidents around that time.

"We're not famous in a good way, we're famous in a Lindsay Lohan kind of way," Sinema said. "Not good."

Lohan repeatedly entered rehab for drug addiction and was arrested for drunken driving and theft, stories that dominated much of celebrity news between 2007 and 2012.

This is one in a long series of remarks disparaging the state of Arizona, which have received attention as she nears the general election against against Rep. Martha McSally (R., Ariz.) to fill the Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. Flake is not running for re-election.

In 2010, Sinema tweeted, "Just one day, I'd like Arizona to be in the news for something good. Just one day people."

In 2011, she tweeted, "Dear Rest Of The World, I just want you to know, Arizona wasn't always this crazy. It used to be pretty great, actually. Sincerely, Kyrsten."

Another video from 2011 shows Sinema referring to Arizona as "the meth lab of democracy."

McSally's campaign tweeted that because of these remarks, Sinema was "unfit to serve."

Aryssa Damron

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Aryssa Damron is a 2018 fall intern at the Washington Free Beacon. She is a graduate student at the University of Kentucky and holds a B.A. in English from Yale University. Prior to working at the Free Beacon, she interned with Simon & Schuster, Regnery Publishing, Conservative Book Club, and the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.

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