(Photo via Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Facebook)
By Burgess Everett, Marianne Levine | Politico
Watch the Senate floor enough and you’ll notice Sen. Kyrsten Sinema regularly chatting with Mitch McConnell and his top deputy John Thune. Republicans have even tried to recruit her to their conference, and throw the Senate to the GOP.
Don’t worry though, Democrats: Sinema’s not becoming a Republican.
“No. Why would I do that?” the moderate Arizonan says in her trademark deadpan.https://46dc442ac26ca0eb5199f01ed7fc39fc.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
Thune, the GOP whip, wishes it were otherwise, confirming in an interview he’s pressed Sinema to join his party multiple times. But Sinema’s goal in an evenly split Senate isn’t to toss away Democrats’ majority, despite enduring months of criticism from progressives on her policy positions, rock-solid protection of the filibuster and yes, even her fashion choices.