Kyrsten Sinema’s Anti-War Group Portrayed American Soldiers As Skeletons Waging ‘US Terror’

Peter Hasson | Reporter

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, the Democratic nominee for Senate in Arizona, led an anti-war group that portrayed American soldiers as skeletons waging “terror” in the Middle East.

Local to Global Justice, a group Sinema co-founded, promoted a 2003 anti-Iraq War protest using flyers that read: “You can help us push back U.S. terror in Iraq and the Middle East.”

The flyers depicted three menacing skeletons, including a gun-toting soldier, looming over a crowd of protesters.

A local anarchist group also participated in the protest, according to CNN, which first reported on the inflammatory flyers.

“Kyrsten comes from a military family and is very proud of her record supporting Arizona’s servicemembers, veterans, and their families,” Sinema spokeswoman Helen Hare told CNN. (RELATED: Sinema Fought For Loophole Protecting Men Caught With Child Prostitutes)

Sinema is running against Republican Rep. Martha McSally to replace outgoing Republican Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake in a key race for control of the Senate.

Sinema has already come under fire for fighting to protect a loophole for men caught with child prostitutes, on the grounds that some 12-year-old children can look like adults.

While serving in the state legislature, Sinema argued against proposed legislation that would prevent men caught with child prostitutes from claiming that the child looked older as a defense.

“As a former social worker at an elementary school, there were children at my school, 12, 13-year-old, and some of these children look older than me. They were much more, I mean, definitely sophisticated, developed,” Sinema said in a 2007 hearing.

“If I had seen a number of my former students at a place outside a classroom, I would not have known that those children were 12 instead of 19 or 20,” Sinema said.

She claimed it was “not fair” to get rid of the loophole.

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