Democratic congressional candidate Kyrsten Sinema purportedly described herself as a "criminal defense attorney who represents murderers" a few years ago, and that's apparently caused some controversy.
That comment sparked supporters of her Republican opponent, Vernon Parker, to start demanding Sinema's client list, including the names of any "murderers."
"In light of your pronouncements of support for murderers I ask you to immediately release your entire client list of any murderers you have represented or currently represent," Arizona Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey wrote in an open letter to Sinema.
In a part-demand, part-campaign-fodder statement, even the county's top prosecutor got in on the matter last week.
"Democrat Kyrsten Sinema claims to have made a career out of protecting criminals. She shouldn't hide who she has defended now just because she is running for office," Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said. "Arizona families deserve to know the whole truth so why is Sinema keeping who she claims to have defended a secret. Vernon Parker has the support of national victims rights groups because he is committed to protecting law-abiding citizens. I look forward to working with him when he gets to Congress."
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