Democrats are desperate. As the midterm elections approach, they are desperate to take Congress. They can’t just take the House, either. They need the whole enchilada if they want a prayer in hell of doing any of the things they want to do, which is namely to try and force President Trump into enacting at least some of their agenda.
Key to that goal is obviously to take the Senate. If nothing else, taking the Senate gives them the power to force Trump’s hand in selecting judges or other appointees.
That means Democratic candidates for the Senate have to be careful. If they’re in red states, they can’t appear to be too radical. Otherwise, they’ll lose. Unfortunately for Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona, when it comes to guns, she has an agenda that’s not in line with Arizona’s pro-gun reputation.
You see, the folks at Project Veritas are at it again. This time, they infiltrated Sinema’s campaign.
Project Veritas Action Fund has released undercover video from current Congresswoman and US Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema’s campaign, exposing the campaign’s belief that to win in Arizona, Sinema must appear more moderate than she really is, and hide her progressive views from voters in the process. This is the sixth undercover video report Project Veritas has released in a series revealing secrets and lies from political campaigns in 2018.
Said James O’Keefe, founder and president of Project Veritas Action:
“Kyrsten Sinema used to be quite the radical firebrand. But now because she knows she must get moderate voters to win her senate race, she has perfected the art of playing it safe while diminishing her prior views and behavior.”
Arizonans will “actually shoot you”
Featured in this report is Sinema’s campaign manager Michelle Davidson, who explains that because of political pressures, Sinema cannot outright campaign on an assault weapons bans:
DAVIDSON: “… I think Kyrsten’s approach is so, I think, important. We can’t be talking about an assault weapons ban… “
In the video, Rep. Sinema says that Arizonans will “actually shoot you” if you support gun bans in an Arizona campaign. Davidson says that while Rep. Sinema can’t outwardly campaign on gun bans, what she can do is champion other gun control points:
DAVIDSON: “So we can’t talk about that [assault weapon bans] right? So what Kyrsten… the conversation that she can lead is how do we get to a place where we can, background checks… We’ve got to fix the gun show loophole, we have to fix the background check system. We’ve got to make it harder for people who have been convicted of domestic violence and other violent crimes to get guns—I mean those are the conversations we can have.”
Also featured in the report is Steve Andrews, a big donor to Sinema’s campaign for the Senate, who says that while not being able to campaign on assault weapon bans “voting I’d have to assume she’ll be okay.” Andrews adds “she won’t support assault weapons, I don’t think.”
In other words, Sinema is a politician who is playing games to get votes. She can’t talk about an assault weapon ban, but one must note that there’s no mention of her opposing one.
Instead, she’s going to push for supposedly “safe” gun control measures that are routinely based on ignorance rather than the actual law. For example, anyone running for the Senate should know that the gun show loophole is a freaking myth. All sales at gun shows conducted by an FFL require a background check anyway. Any sales that take place without one are face-to-face transfers that aren’t covered under the law in most states for anywhere, not just gun shows.
Sinema is pushing herself as a centrist, yet as O’Keefe has pointed out, she’s not. She’s a radical in centrist clothing. She’ll support any gun control measures that come down the pipe, and this much is clear.
Not that it’s surprising. Not from Sinema.