Sonaran Alliance posted an Arizona GOP press release demanding that Democratic CD9 Kyrsten Sinema release a list of her criminal defense clients. I’m not going to link to it but if you’re curious you can find it on your own. Normally I would ignore it as the sort of last-minute flop sweat of Vernon Parker’s sinking campaign but this press release caught my attention because Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery used his name and official title to attack Sinema simply for being a defense attorney at one point in her career.
Phoenix, AZ – Maricopa County‘s top law enforcement officer, County Attorney Bill Montgomery, is demanding that Democratic Congressional candidate Kyrsten Sinema support her claim to having been a criminal defense attorney and reveal which cases she worked on.
Montgomery may not have technically violated the code of ethics for his profession and position as an elected officer of the court but this is unbecoming behavior nonetheless. Moreover, he ought to know that Sinema’s duty to her clients (who may still have pending matters) certainly outweighs the idle curiosity of Lookie Lous in the Arizona Republican Party. Shame on him. Montgomery is veering perilously close to retreading the steps of Andrew Thomas with this nonsense. He was supposed to be better than that, remember?
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Bio: I grew up in Silver Spring, MD, and an adventurous streak led me to join the Navy. I moved to Arizona in 1997 after serving 10 years in the Navy to work in semi-conductor manufacturing. I got involved in national and Arizona politics in 2003. I ran for 2006 State Senate in Ahwatukee and was a Delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. I now live in North Central Phoenix with my boyfriend, Mark, and our three dogs. I've been blogging for Democratic Diva since 2007 about local and national politics with a strong emphasis on women's issues.