Democratic Arizona senator Kyrsten Sinema threatened with censure from Arizona Democrats for not being anti-Trump enough

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Kyrsten Sinema won a close race last year against Republican Martha McSally to replace retiring Republican senator Jeff Flake. After Sinema’s win, McSally was appointed to replace interim Senator Jon Kyl, took Senator John McCain’s seat that became vacant after he passed away.

After she took office, she stayed mostly moderate in her voting record, and she has stayed out of most of the partisan bickering between both major parties. One incident that put her in the spotlight (besides her unique attire on the Senate floor) was the fact that she was one of the few Democratic women that chose not to come to the State of the Union earlier this year wearing all white and she was on camera applauding President Trump while many of the other Democrats remained seated.

The Arizona Democratic Party is apparently upset with her current voting record and are especially mad that she voted to confirm Attorney General Bill Barr and other officials for the Trump Administration. Her not joining fellow Democrats in trying to reinstate net neutrality was mentioned as well.

Dan O’Neal, the state coordinator for Progressive Democrats of America, told the news outlet that the censure is an effort to push Sinema back toward the left.

“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 said. “But the way she is voting is really disappointing. We want Democrats to vote like Democrats and not Republicans.”

While the Arizona Democrats are complaining that she’s too supportive of Trump, she has only voted with him 19% of the time during her time in the Senate. Maybe they’re upset she isn’t voting with him nearly zero percent of the time like she was AOC or something?

Do you think she’s not far enough to the left or do you think she’s doing what she needs to do to increase her chances of being reelected in a red state like Arizona? Keep in mind she doesn’t have the luxury of a reliably blue voter base like senators in blue states like California so she has to at least try and please the GOP voters every once in a while.

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#2 nintendoboy16  Online
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Sinema is terrible.

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So a senator is doing what she can to keep the seat and not lose it when she is up for re-election?

Why is this even a thread or even posted as news?

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She’s free to vote how she wants and the Democratic Party is free to primary her and deny her resources if they don’t like how she is using her senate seat.

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Why am I not surprised far-right Twitter is defending her? They did the same crap with Gabbard.

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@Jacanuk said:

So a senator is doing what she can to keep the seat and not lose it when she is up for re-election?

Why is this even a thread or even posted as news?

I just find it funny that her own party in Arizona that most likely endorsed her and celebrated when she flipped a senate seat is now pissed because she isn't blue enough for them. They could let her be so they can keep a moderate Democrat that votes against Trump more often than with him when it's time for reelection.

Instead, they are going after her, and for all we know they may try to primary her, which could result in her being replaced with a Republican that votes with the GOP a lot more than Sinema currently does. Or she may just say screw it and take the red pill herself.

Not all Democrats can be as far to the left as the squad, Democrats in red states won't stay in power for long if they do.

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#8  Edited By mrbojangles25
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"Sinema" sounds like what you'd call a porno theater.

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@mrbojangles25 said:

"Sinema" sounds like what you'd call a porno theater.

lol'd best comment so far.

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Predictable.

She sold out to the Blue Dogs as soon as she got elected to the house in 2013. Of course she would do the same in the senate. She was championed in the Senate race solely because of her identity.

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@leicam6 said:

She’s free to vote how she wants and the Democratic Party is free to primary her and deny her resources if they don’t like how she is using her senate seat.

This is pretty much it. A party can support candidates that want to play along, but candidates need to balance their votes in the Congress to stay elected. This happens every day and both sides of the aisle.

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@HoolaHoopMan said:
@leicam6 said:

She’s free to vote how she wants and the Democratic Party is free to primary her and deny her resources if they don’t like how she is using her senate seat.

This is pretty much it. A party can support candidates that want to play along, but candidates need to balance their votes in the Congress to stay elected. This happens every day and both sides of the aisle.

Spot on.

Just remember the democratic senators voting for Kavanaugh, Or the "republican" senator who voted to keep the Obamacare.

it´s first and foremost about what gets you re-elected and self-interest.

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I would never vote for someone who doesn't support net neutrality.