Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, who is now running as the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, has a record of attacking her own state that seems to be getting longer by the day.
One more piece of evidence comes from 2010 at the 2010 National Immigrant Integration Conference in Boston, MA. Sinema stated that Arizona should serve as a warning symbol for the rest of the country:
One of the reasons I think it’s so important to share the story of my Arizona with others around the country is to serve as a warning symbol for each of you to take note about your changing communities. For if you choose not to acknowledge the changing nature of your community and allow instead extremists to fill the space that is created by the natural movement of change then Arizona could also be your future.
Sinema continued by ripping her home state for its response to the influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico in the 1990s amid the movement of Americans from the areas such as Michigan to Arizona, saying, “What happened was a very typical experience that humans all over the world face: that of dealing with change. In Arizona, we did not take an institutional stand to deal with or adjust to this rapidly changing community. Instead, we quietly allowed it to happen and quietly fostered and allowed to fester latent prejudice, discrimination, and feelings of fear.”
Here some other complimentary things Sinema has said about her home state:
Video of Sinema circa 2010 below: