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Sinema’s advisers blast the senator in scathing resignation letter



Recently, five members of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s (D-Ariz.) Veterans Advisory Council tendered their resignation to dissent the senator’s opposition to the Democratic Party’s extensive social spending bill.

In an official letter, the veterans lambasted Sinema over her rejection of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda and the abolishment of the filibuster.

“In addition to protecting the freedom to vote, your constituents urgently need you to support the Biden agenda, a whole host of policies that would help us address the great challenges of our time: employment, education, healthcare, and infrastructure. However, just like voting rights, you have become one of the principal obstacles to progress, answering to big donors rather than your own people. We shouldn’t have to buy representation from you, and your failure to stand by your people and see their urgent needs is alarming,” the veterans stated in their scathing letter to Sinema.

The military veteran resignees include Sylvia González Adersh, U.S. Air Force; Dana Allmond, U.S. Army; Terry Araman, U.S. Army; David Lucier, U.S. Army; and Vic Peterson, Veteran, U.S. Air Force.

“As members of your Veterans Advisory Council for years, we’re deeply concerned by your failure to acknowledge us or seek our input. Today, we feel as though we are merely given performative titles and used as window dressing for your own image—not as resources to provide counsel on what’s best for veterans. Given your complete disregard for our input and your unwillingness to act on behalf of your constituents’ needs, we respectfully resign from your Veterans Advisory Council,” they added.

Sinema is currently facing tremendous reproach from her party mates and allies due to her dissent against the gargantuan $3.5 trillion spending package. The Democrats accused the senator of defending wealthy individuals and corporations from the government’s planned tax hike.

Groups are already scrambling in Arizona to find a worthy primary challenger who can defeat Sinema when she runs for reelection in 2024. The liberals’ number one prospect is Rep. Ruben Gallego, the U.S. representative for Arizona’s 7th congressional district.

“We appreciate their diverse views, contributions to legislation, and participation in veteran outreach events. While it is unfortunate that apparent disagreement on separate policy issues has led to this decision, I thank them for their service and will continue working every day to deliver for Arizona’s veterans who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe and secure,” Sinema stated in response to the Veterans’ letter.

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