AZ Democrat Party Censures Kyrsten Sinema
The Democrat party is moving farther and farther left.
The Arizona Democrat party just formally censured Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).
This comes after she dealt a massive blow to the Democrat party by voting against getting rid of the filibuster.
Arizona’s Democrat Party on Saturday formally censured Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) for blocking the party’s voting-rights legislation.
The move left the question of whether the party will support her if she runs again in 2024, 12 News reported.
The party’s Executive Board approved the censure prior to its annual convention being held Saturday.
Party chairwoman state Sen. Raquel Teran of west Phoenix, wrote in a statement, “As a party, our job is to support our Democratic candidates, and we appreciate Senator Sinema’s leadership in passing the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law”:
She was warned they would censure her if she didn’t.
The censure was based on a party resolution last fall that put Sinema on notice.
The resolution warned that if she didn’t vote to reform the U.S. Senate’s filibuster rule to help pass Democrats’ voting-rights legislation, the party’s executive board would have the power to issue a vote of no confidence or issue a formal censure.
Sinema’s vote this week to uphold the Senate’s filibuster rule helped kill the legislation.
Sinema is a co-sponsor of the bills, but she has opposed filibuster reform during her three terms in Congress and now, since 2019, in the Senate.