Arizona Democratic activist looks to deny party support for Sen. Sinema

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez |Arizona Republic

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., arrives prior to the start of arguments in the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, at the Capitol on Feb. 10, 2021, in Washington.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s refusal to support the elimination of the legislative filibuster and her frequent work with Senate Republicans could lead to a formal expression of “non support” from the Arizona Democratic Party, at least if one liberal activist has his way. 

The proposed resolution — “Emergency Resolution Of Non Support of U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema” — was introduced by state committee member William Harris. It seeks to deny Sinema, D-Ariz., an opportunity to speak in person or electronically to the party “until such time as she accepts her responsibilities to support” the party platforms and the voters who sent her to Washington in 2018.

The resolution also seeks to end any “written, verbal and financial support” of Sinema in future political campaigns.

A Sinema spokeswoman did not comment on the resolution.

Such intraparty friction is not new for Sinema, but does come at a new point in the centrist Democrat’s political career.


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