Chairman Tom Morrissey Calls on Kyrsten Sinema to Stop Hiding Her Client List: “It Shouldn’t Be a Secret”

Arizona Republican Party

“It Shouldn’t Be a Secret”

Kyrsten Sinema Calls Herself a “Criminal Defense Attorney Who Represents Murderers”

PHOENIX – Tom Morrissey, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party and retired Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona, today called on Democrat Kyrsten Sinema to release the names of all of the murderers she has worked for.

In a 2006 interview, Kyrsten Sinema boasted about her work as a “criminal defense attorney who represents murderers.” (Shawn Macomber, “The Marginalized Mainstream,” The American Spectator, June 14, 2006)

“Today I call on Kyrsten Sinema to fully release her client list of murderers, because who she stands with shouldn’t be a secret,” said Morrissey.

Below is a letter Morrissey sent to Ms. Sinema asking her to stop hiding her client list.

October 9, 2012

Ms. Kyrsten Sinema
123 E Baseline Rd. D-202
Tempe, AZ 85283

Dear Kyrsten:

As the former Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal for Arizona, I strongly believe it is important for the people of Arizona and this Congressional district to know whom you stand with.

In a 2006 interview with American Spectator magazine, and while a member of the Arizona Legislature, you proudly boasted that you were a “criminal defense attorney who represents murderers.”

Your voting record is also troubling.

In 2009, you were one of five state representatives to vote against a bill (SB 1253) that adds drive by shooting to the list of specified felonies that are subject to the felony murder classification. This measure was passed in bipartisan fashion 50-5.

In 2007, you were the Prime Sponsor of HB 2278, a bill to end the death penalty for murderers and rapists. Luckily your bill wasn’t passed.

In light of your pronouncements of support for murderers I ask you to immediately release your entire client list of any murderers you have represented or currently represent.

Most sincerely,


Tom Morrissey
Arizona Republican Party



  1. Future president John Adams defended the British soldiers that were part of the Boston Massacre in 1770. I don’t see that providing a defense for an accused person is a bad thing. And if there were any pleadings in those cases, they are a part of the public record so just use Lexis or whatever yourself.

  2. I think the point that Tom was trying to make is Sinema’s remarks were a childlike fantasy to encourage “gangsta” fans to vote for her. If there were any high profile trials for murderers in Arizona involving Sinema, we all would already know about it. Thank God the “enema” is out of our state legislature.

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