Last Updated on October 5, 2020
An undercover video released by a popular national watchdog group shows a field organizer for Democrat senatorial candidate Mark Kelly talking about his extreme stance on gun-control, even as he portrays himself as a “gun owner and a combat veteran.”
Project Veritas undercover investigators captured Angelica Carpio, a field organizer for Kelly’s campaign who is part of the “Mission for Arizona” and paid by the Arizona Democrat Party, admitting that Kelly is not being straight with the Arizona voters on his gun-control agenda.
“I don’t think he’s fully been out there, saying like I want a full gun control-type measure and I think it’s because he just wants to get elected first and then he wants to go further,” Carpio said in the video.
“Even the staffers are kind of confused, like we want him to come full force out but it’s like, the problem is this is such a consequential state,” Carpio continues. “I think he’s trying to be elected and then he’ll implement the measures.”
Kelli Ward, the state Republican Party’s chairwoman blasted Kelly for his dishonet deception. Kelly is a former astronaut and husband of former US Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ). Giffords resigned from public life after being shot in the head during a mass shooting in her home state in 2012.
“The fact that Mark Kelly’s own staffers recognize and speak freely about his dishonesty with Arizona voters should be a wake-up call to Arizonans everywhere that Kelly can’t be trusted, and that he will say and do anything to get elected,” Ward said in a statement.
“Mark Kelly’s extreme stance on the Second Amendment is not exactly a secret; however, his campaign has pushed hard to try to hide those views from voters. What’s perhaps most unfortunate is that the mainstream media in Arizona have gone along with Kelly’s dishonest charade, and are complicit in this cover-up,” Ward continued.
Kelly, 56, is trying to unseat GOP favorite Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ), who was appointed to finish Republican Sen. John McCain’s term after his death.