Thursday, September 28, 2023 3:37 am

If you thought Sen. Kyrsten Sinema would slink away from reelection, think again

Opinion: Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema hasn’t formally announced whether she’ll run for reelection. But she’s still fighting like she wants the seat.

Phil Boas

Arizona Republic

As I’ve watched Arizona Republican Bill Gates draw the sympathy of Democrats after his PTSD diagnosis and now his farewell tour from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, I’ve thought to myself more than once, “He ought to walk a day in Kyrsten Sinema’s shoes.” 

Like Gates, Sinema got hit with a torrent of insults, threats and abuse from people in the same party.

Unlike Gates, Sinema got little sympathy from mainstream media. In fact, quite the opposite. The big newspapers and networks piled on.

No doubt there are Democrats today who lament the mistreatment of Gates even as they relish the abuse their own party heaped on Sinema.

Kyrsten Sinema relishes her independence

But if Sinema was rattled by any of this or emotionally scarred, she isn’t sharing. Nor does she show it.


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