Their letter will be featured in a new ad from the progressive veterans group Common Defense, which will air on TV in Phoenix and Tucson.
뉴욕 타임즈 was first to report on the veterans
’ resignations and the ad
Members of Sinema’s veterans advisory council are voluntary positions and not paid members of her staff.
The group of five military veterans wrote they felt “as though we are merely given performative titles and used as window dressing for your own image—not as resources to provide counsel on what’s best for veterans.”
“We no longer feel you are aligned with our values, and we cannot in good faith continue to serve on your council,” 그들은 말했다.
Sinema told CNN in a statement that she would “always remain grateful for these individuals’ service to our nation,” and had valued their input to her work.
“While it is unfortunate that apparent disagreement on separate policy issues has led to this decision,” 그녀가 말했다. “I thank them for their service and will continue working every day to deliver for Arizona’s veterans who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe and secure.”
This story has been updated with additional details.