Words matter. These are the best Kyrsten Sinema Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I spent nearly two decades as a social worker and an educator with kids. So, my whole life has been about helping middle-class families. So it’s just kind of a hollow argument to say I’m not a family person.
I remember when I was a young social worker, the first time I went to the state capital in Arizona, where I eventually served for seven years, I was so nervous to go and lobby my state legislators. Because I only had a master’s degree at the time in social work.
As you know, I did not support the United States’ engagement in Iraq and have long had concerns about Afghanistan… But I obviously have always been 100 percent supportive of our military.
I don’t think Arizonans are interested in having the Mormon religion dictate public policy to them.
My number 1 priority is common sense, because we don’t see a lot of that in the state capitol.
On most holidays, you’ll find me in Mexico. Actually, on most holidays you won’t find me. I’m at a beach, and it’s wonderful.
I’m just really proud of the Democratic caucus. I look around in our meetings, and I think we really look like America.
Bisexuals are gay people – we’re all gay. Some people don’t like that.
I was just born involved in politics. My family is conservative Mormon, and so I was born – although the Mormon faith is not inherently political, their faith requires some political stands, and those are ones that I happen to disagree with vehemently – so I was just political from a very early age.
You should never take military intervention off the table. When you do so, you give an out to a rogue nation or rogue actors.
Sometimes when troops are overseas working these incredibly long hours in a difficult situation, they’re not always hearing how much they’re appreciated.
When I first started campaigning, I was really excited. Two-thirds of the way through, I thought, ‘Why am I doing this?’ Then I got really excited when I realized I was going to win.
While I am grateful for the friendships and relationships that I have with my Republican colleagues, it would be naive to pretend that those friendships will change the way that major policies are enacted in Arizona.
I speak my mind. I’m not really afraid of things. I actually don’t think that’s that unusual.
I have great respect for Sandra Day O’Connor. She has broken so many barriers for women in the law, and was a master negotiator and pragmatist in her days on the Supreme Court.
I lived for two years in an abandoned gas station with no running water and no electricity after my parents got divorced and my stepdad couldn’t get a job. So I think a lot about families like mine who were middle class and struggled. So that experience really drives my philosophy.
My parents are very conservative. They taught me the value of hard work – don’t depend on other people, do it yourself.
My family was actually homeless for several years when I was a kid. It’s a bit unusual for a member of Congress.
I was not a Democrat; I was an independent. Here’s the thing: You can’t win that way. But I didn’t know that.
I’m very concerned about the tone of politics in recent years. We’ve seen a decline in civility and bipartisanship, and a rapid increase in hostility between those who have differing opinions. I think this has led to the alienation of the public in governance, which jeopardizes democratic participation.
I’m an environmentalist; I recycle.
Arizona is in the midst of a fiscal crisis. We’ve cut school funding. And they pass a bill questioning Obama’s citizenship? For real?