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Five military veterans who advise Senator Kyrsten Sinema to resign

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Five veterans who advise Senator Kyrsten Sinema to resign call her one of the “main obstacles to progress” and urge her not to support voting rights, reform prescription drugs and set up a committee on Jan. 6.

  • Five veterans advising moderate Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema have resigned
  • They called her one of the “main obstacles to progress” in a scathing letter and accompanying video
  • The veterans insisted that Sinema did not support voting rights – as she will not support filibuster reform – and interfered with the reconciliation law
  • They also charged her with skipping a Senate vote — which ultimately failed — to create a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
  • “You failed to turn up to the vote to set up a committee to investigate the uprising,” they said. ‘These are not the actions of an outcast’
  • Their letter was turned into an advertisement produced by Common Defense, a progressive veterans’ organization targeting Sinema










Five veterans advising moderate Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema have resigned, calling her one of the “main obstacles to progress” in a scathing letter and accompanying video.

“You have become one of the main obstacles to progress because you are accountable to major donors rather than to your own people,” read the letter, first reported by The New York Times. “We should not be buying a representation from you, and your inability to assist your people and see their urgent needs is alarming.”

The veterans insisted that Sinema did not support voting rights — as she will not support filibuster reforms — as well as crippling Democratic efforts to lower the prices of prescription drugs, part of President Joe Biden’s proposed “Build Back Better” reconciliation bill.

Five veterans advising moderate Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema have resigned, calling her one of the “main obstacles to progress,” in a scathing letter and accompanying video

The letter of resignation was turned into an ad produced by the progressive veterans group Common Defense, in which the five members who resigned were shown in white during the final seconds of the spot.

The letter of resignation was turned into an ad produced by the progressive veterans group Common Defense, in which the five members who resigned were shown in white during the final seconds of the spot.

They also indicted her for skipping a Senate vote — which ultimately failed — to create a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

It would have taken more than Sinema’s vote to break a GOP filibuster. The Arizona Democrat said she had a “personal family matter.”

“We don’t know who has your ear, but it clearly isn’t us or your constituents,” the letter said.

The letter was featured in an ad by Common Defense, a progressive veterans’ organization that targets Sinema for being one of two moderate Democratic holdouts on the reconciliation bill, which was originally supposed to spend $3.5 trillion on social programs and climate change initiatives. .

“As members of your Veterans Advisory Council, we feel like we’re being used as a showcase for your own image and not to offer advice on what’s best for Arizonans,” the ad says. “You have repeatedly ignored our feedback urging you to take action on three issues that support our veterans and protect the heart of our nation.”

“We must protect voting rights by passing the Freedom to Vote Act. We are appalled that you have not addressed this issue,” it continued.

The veterans then turn to prescription drugs, pointing out that Sinema was campaigning to cut costs. “Do you choose to be accountable to major donors rather than Arizonans?” asks the ad.

“You failed to show up to the vote to set up a committee to investigate the insurgency,” it continues. “These are not the actions of an outcast.”

The ad shows a photo of Sinema and the 20 veterans who served on her advisory board.

At the end of the spot, when each veteran says his or her name — and that they plan to get out of the group — their photo is removed from the group.

After the news was announced, Sinema tweeted a message addressed to military families.

“Military families make incredible sacrifices – their frequent movements, deployment and training can cause extreme stress. We are increasing access to military and family life advisors to ensure they have access to the services they deserve,” she tweeted in a press release.

After the news broke, Sinema tweeted a message addressed to military families

After the news broke, Sinema tweeted a message addressed to military families

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