Sinema Facing Censure Vote By Arizona Democratic Party

Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema

PHOENIX – Progressive in the Arizona Democratic Party are forcing a vote to censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema this week. The popular Blue Dog Democrat is accused by progressives of being too willing to work with Republicans and being too accommodating to the Trump administration.

According to The Hill, progressives are fuming over Sinema’s “vote to confirm David Bernhardt, Trump’s nominee to serve as Secretary of the Interior, as well as her vote to confirm William Barr as Attorney General.”

The Progressive Democrats issued a demand of Sinema calling on her to “support the tenets of the 2016 Democratic party platform.”

State coordinator for Progressive Democrats of America, Dan O’Neal, told the Arizona Republic his group hopes the threat of censure will encourage Sinema to get in line with her fellow Democrats.

“Here’s the thing – we really support Kyrsten Sinema, we want her to succeed, we want her to be the best senator in the country,” O’Neal told the Arizona Republic, but the way she is voting is really disappointing. We want Democrats to vote like Democrats and not Republicans.”

AZDem chair, Felecia Rotellini, told the Arizona Republic that the censure effort will likely fail but that doesn’t mean the Party is fractured. “I don’t think it’s an indication of a fracture,” said Rotellini. “I think it’s an indication of a group of people who think differently and have a different perspective on the same topic.”

Social media posts indicate a deep division within the Party.

Sinema has not been shy about her willingness to work both sides. Pinned to the top of her Twitter feed is an homage to the late Sen. John McCain.

Sinema easily defeated her now-seatmate Martha McSally last election.

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  1. She has a 0% rating from Conservative Review. Although there have only been 6 votes on legislation. She voted progressive/liberal on each one. A couple of Throw away votes shouldn’t count.

    08/01/2019 Suspend the debt ceiling, cancel the budget caps, and increase spending by $321 billion She voted Yes.
    05/23/2019 Pass a $19 billion spending bill without funding for the border crisis She voted yes.
    02/25/2019 Protect Abortion Survivors by Banning Infanticide in America She voted no.
    02/14/2019 Surrender on the border wall; empower drug cartels and human traffickers She voted yes.
    01/17/2019 End taxpayer funding for abortion – She voted no.

  2. Sinema is a slick politician. These were throw away votes that wouldn’t have made a difference anyway Some R’s even believe in her.

  3. Lest we forget when she did not wear white to the State of the Union. She even had the “nerve” to stand and applaud a couple of the President’ points. What about Jacky Rosen telling her to “watch her ass” for daring to do so? Tolerant left, indeed.

  4. It makes Dems crazy that Trump is winning. They will force others to stop talking and stop supporting our current President.

  5. What/ how dare she be BIpartisan!

    Who does she think she is serve?

    The people of Arizona?

    How dare she put her constituents ahead of the progressive agenda1

    • Sounds about right….If the left doesn’t agree with what you say, they simply want to silence you. Don’t pretend to have any respect for our SUPERIOR constitution while trying to silence someone you don’t agree with.

  6. I agree that being forced to toe the party line is wrong, but I would note that this should apply to both sides of the aisle, especially when the “party line” is being dictated by one erratic tweeter and his minion. Let the Senate vote on House-passed legislation so we can evaluate our senators! As for Sinema, it seems that she sacrificed ideals for ambition — as happens with so many politicians — in her desire to move from Phoenix to Washington. I’d like to see her list of big contributors…which is why we need to Outlaw Dirty Money.

    • Albert, Strange, but I see it differently. ?
      Plenty of Republicans and “minions” of the President have differed with Trump in very public ways. But let one office holding Democrat try to actually work with the opposition in the areas of basic agreement – a process formerly known as statesmanship – and the Capos of the dem-mafia want her head.

  7. Well since she is a democrap, I would not vote her and and did not do so. But since this is a big thing in the democrap party to follow PARTY LINE and not give a rats ass about the state and country as she was elected to do I would be willing to vote for her in the future only if she does not bow down to the idiots that are trying to force her to quit doing her duty to the people of the state and the United States in general.

    We need more people to vote for those that will put their duty to the country FIRST, and to hell with party line. Party Line is currently doing nothing more than trying to cause this country to FAIL and if we dont vote in people who care for the country first it will.

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