Wendy Rogers Releases TV Ad Criticizing Sinema’s Weak Record on National Security Issues

Wendy Rogers

(PHOENIX, AZ) – Today, the Wendy Rogers campaign issued its first TV ad against Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.

“Kyrsten Sinema is wrong for Arizona.  From her recent votes on Guantanamo Bay to her past record as an anti-war activist, Kyrsten Sinema is consistently weak on defense.  Kyrsten Sinema’s record speaks for itself.  A former member of the radical anti-war group the Arizona Alliance for Peaceful Justice, she wrote as recently as 2006 that she ‘will always continue to oppose war in all its forms,’ according to The Hill.[1]  She even advocated for the closure of Luke Air Force Base, one of our nation’s top fighter pilot training bases, which is located right here in Arizona,[2]” said Wendy Rogers.

“The only way to keep our nation secure is for our leaders to demonstrate they’ll take decisive action to defend our nation.  Kyrsten Sinema has completely failed this test. She has no credibility in defending our nation.  When asked if our nation should go after ISIS, Kyrsten Sinema dodged the question saying she’d ‘requested a classified briefing’ and would have to ‘carefully evaluate the information’ before she could decide.[3]  Our enemies can smell weakness and lack of resolve. They can read the signals loud and clear from a congresswoman who openly opposes war for any reason and has voted to transfer terrorists out of Guantanamo Bay. She has made a mockery of our national security.  She even led an anti-war protest in a tutu[4].”

The ad exposes Kyrsten Sinema’s weak record on defense, including the following items:

Kyrsten Sinema Voted to Extend Constitutional Legal Rights to Suspected Terrorists

In May 2014, Kyrsten Sinema voted in favor of an amendment which would have allowed the government to transfer suspected terrorists from Guantanamo Bay to criminal jails on U.S. soil and provided for trials under federal or state courts rather than military tribunals.[5]

Kyrsten Sinema Voted Against Prohibiting the Release of Suspected Terrorists

In June 2014, Kyrsten Sinema voted against an amendment which would have defunded federal efforts to release suspected terrorists currently imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay.[6]

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[1] “Candidate’s stance on Afghan, Iraq wars faces scrutiny in Dem primary,” May 2, 2012, TheHill.com
[2] “District 9 race: 3 Democrats in heated primary,” August 8, 2012, The Republic
[3] “Would Congress candidates vote for strikes against ISIS?,” September 10, 2014, The Republic
[4] “District 9 race: 3 Democrats in heated primary,” August 8, 2012, The Republic
[5] Roll Call 234, 5/22/14, H.AMDT.676 to H.R.4435
[6] Roll Call 323, 6/19/14, H.AMDT.905 to H.R.4870


Comments

  1. wherewasi says:

    Let’s see … Sinema ad relates the story of “Donny” and his struggles to reconnect to non-combat life and he didn’t get the help he needed from the VA. He took his own life. Sinema tells his story with care and compassion, with Donny’s family’s participation and approval. Rogers says this is “exploitive”.

    Rogers uses a sensational video of James Foley’s beheading, against his family’s wishes and for some reason, this is okay? What is THIS? Disgusting sensationalism comes to mind. Rogers implies that ISIS exists because Sinema “didn’t do her job”. ???? WTF???

    Wendy, since this is about your opponent’s failings, how about if you head over to Syria and show us all how YOU would solve the problem. Clearly international cooperation and military actions don’t sit well with you. Don’t let the door hit you….

    Pathetic!!!

    I am wherewasi and I approve this message.

  2. wherewasi says:

    By the way, you people should figure out how desperate you seem when you resort to attack ads. I know they are coming from both sides, but it’s 3 from the GOP for every 1 from the Dems.

    I am glad you’ve deleted the beheading shot, Ms. Rogers, but you are still avoiding telling me anything about YOU in favor of making up false accusations against Ms. Sinema. Something I learned about human nature (and, apparently, politics) when I was a very young child is that people who spend most of their time criticizing others are really just trying to feel better about themselves.

    Don’t tell me why I SHOULDN’T vote for Sinema … tell me why I SHOULD vote for you.

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