Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.), the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona, has often discussed her family’s military background and endorsements from military veterans on the campaign trail, including the endorsement of a former Army Green Beret who likened Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith to that of Islamic terrorists.
Tennessee Democrat Phil Bredesen took offense this week to being called a “liberal,” accusing Vice President Mike Pence of “name-calling.” But state Republicans say Bredesen has a blind-spot for actual name-calling from his side, pointing to “despicable rhetoric” from one of his top communications officials.
Vice President Mike Pence announced two weeks ago that the United States would intensify efforts to deliver aid to Iraqi Christians. Last October, Pence told a conference hosted by the nonprofit In Defense of Christians that America “will work hand in hand with faith-based groups and private organizations to help those who are persecuted for their faith.”
Incensed over bureaucratic attempts to thwart a direct White House executive order, Vice President Mike Pence is dispatching U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green to Iraq to ensure that U.S. taxpayer dollars are going to help save Christian and Yazidi communities decimated by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.