3 Arizonans in the News this Month

Leah LeMoineNovember 25, 2019
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Felecia Rotellini
Opining that President Donald Trump had “aligned himself with ISIS,” the Arizona Democratic Party chair (and erstwhile attorney general nominee) churned up a minor October controversy, drawing rebukes from GOP counterpart Kelli Ward and Fox News. The comment came as U.S. troops pursued ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Kayla Mueller
In a related narrative, the late Northern Arizona University grad student and humanitarian aid worker once again made headlines when “Operation Kayla Mueller” was revealed as the code-name for the special forces incursion that eliminated al-Baghdadi, who was suspected in the rape, torture and murder of the 26-year-old.

Kyrsten Sinema
Ever the McCainian centrist, Arizona’s senior senator refused to endorse a Democratic presidential nominee in an October interview with Politico – and confided that she had yet to watch a debate. “I’m not missing anything,” she said. “I prefer happiness.”

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