Arizona Republic Longtime Backer of Sinema’s Activism
The Arizona Republic is catching heat for its tasteless editorial cartoon showing Kyrsten Sinema shooting down Martha McSally’s fighter jet with a rocket launcher. While it’s not surprising to see Sinema doing this to an American veteran considering she is OK with the Taliban and likens American troops to terrorists, it is surprising that the paper would print it.
But it turns out that The Republic has supported Sinema’s antics spanning nearly two decades. In 2002, not only did the newspaper give Sinema permission to reproduce one of their editorial cartoons for a protest of FBI counterterrorism efforts, they even waived the fee.
In June 2002, An Employee Of The Arizona Republic Told Kyrsten Sinema That She Was Told To Expedite Her Request To Use A Political Cartoon On A Protest Sign For A June 14, 2002 FBI Protest. (Kyrsten Sinema Email, 6/10/02)
The Next Day, Kyrsten Sinema Said The AZ Republic Allowed Her To Use The Cartoon For Free. (Kyrsten Sinema Email, 6/11/02)