Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema is the latest to be outed in the digital age as her family and others have produced documents which show that, contrary to what she claimed, she never went years without basic utilities, the Free Beacon reported.
The three-term candidate played up her admittedly downtrodden roots and said that “she was effectively homeless and lived out of a rundown gas station.” Family members and court records show this is not the case, though. She even had to admit, “I don’t have an answer” when confronted with the facts.
Such vote pandering by elitists is disgusting to many people.
“I’m a little bit different than most people in politics,” the Democrat tweeted on Friday. “For nearly 3 years, my family lived in an abandoned gas station without running water or electricity. Those were tough times, but I knew it could be different.”
However, just like Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren, the truth showed up to expose the exaggerations. In this case, the New York Times discovered court filings which just don’t line up with Sinema’s claims. While the family was not comfortable as she was being raised, the facts show “the monthly electric, phone, and gas bills they paid while living in the former gas station owned by her stepfather’s parents in Defuniak Springs, Florida.”
“We are unable to provide adequately for the children,” stated her stepfather when writing the judge during his wife’s divorce. He did say that that “bills will exceed $2,000 and I will only bring in $1,500,” so life wasn’t easy. Still, this is far cry from what Sinema said. She had said they were utterly homeless.
“Oh gosh, I don’t have an answer for that,” the Democrat from Arizona admitted when confronted with the facts. “That’s not something a little kid would hear about from her parents.”
That said, Sinema stood by what she had said regarding being without a home. “Being homeless is when an individual or family are living in a situation that’s not really stable, when you’re living in a place that’s not meant for living in,” she opined.
If this were the only detail that didn’t add up, many people would overlook the statement. However, the Washington Post in 2016 quoted her as saying, “They had no electricity and no running water, she says, but, ‘we had a toilet.” The Post writer pointed out that toilets with no running don’t flush, a fact that she failed to address.
The Republic found that the people who owned the gas station prior to her family dwelling there said that there was “a spigot by the gas pumps and a wood heater,” yet Sinema says that it was removed when everyone moved in.
Susie Fleming is the candidate’s step-aunt, and she has come forward and said that “I realize this tugs at people’s heartstrings and that was what she was going for, but, you know, it’s not the truth.”
She added, “When they decided to move out here, my dad said, ‘We’ll remodel the building and y’all can live in it.’ I just get angry when she says it was an abandoned gas station.”
In other words, while caviar wasn’t likely on the dinner plate each day, countless American families live in gas stations (which they run and which have living quarters attached), family run motels, and businesses similar. It is a blue-collar life, that is true, but it is not the Third World sorrow that Sinema implied, as many voters see it.
As the BBC wrote, in this day and age, unless a solar flare (or something with similar power) wipes out life as people know it today, the digital world doesn’t allow for such untruths anymore. There won’t be another band hiding in make-up with countless fans wondering who they are, for example, since the “internet of things” makes that nearly impossible.
I'm a little bit different than most people in politics. For nearly 3 years, my family lived in an abandoned gas station without running water or electricity. Those were tough times, but I knew it could be different.
I got my shot & now it’s my duty to help others get theirs. pic.twitter.com/cG3zjJVwHg
— Kyrsten Sinema (@kyrstensinema) February 23, 2018