Chairman Tom Morrissey Calls on Kyrsten Sinema to Stop Hiding Her Client List: “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
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.
Arizona Republican Party