A video that was taken in 2011 shows current Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema mocking Arizonans as “crazy” while giving a speech in Texas.
She further called Arizona, as a whole, a “crazy” state and blamed it on Republicans.
“Because over the past several years, people would watch what was happening in Arizona and be like, ‘Damn, those people are crazy. Is it something about the water?’ No, the water’s fine,” Sinema told the audience. “We swell from Colorado. There’s nothing wrong with the water. They’re just called Republicans.”
According to Sinema, she was trying to warn the Texans how to prevent their state from turning into Arizona.
“And I want to talk to you about some of the things that I think that you can do to stop your state from becoming Arizona. […] Because Arizona is the state of the five C’s. So cattle, copper, citrus, cotton, and climate,” she explained. “And those are the five things that our state historically made its money off of. But I would add a sixth C. It’s called crazy.”
Watch the video below:
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In a 2006 interview with Scottsdale nightlife magazine 944, Sinema had harsh words for stay-at-home moms, according to the Phoenix New Times.
“These women who act like staying at home, leeching off their husbands or boyfriends, and just cashing the checks is some sort of feminism because they’re choosing to live that life,” she said. “That’s bulls**t. I mean, what the f**k are we really talking about here?”
Sinema later backtracked her comments, passing them off as an “over-the-top ‘Daily Show’-type spoof.”