Kyrsten Sinema Leaves the Democrat Party


Sen. Kyrsten Sinema left the Democrat Party and is now an Independent. She rejects party politics and is tired of the extremes of both sides. Sen. Sinema made the announcement Friday by publishing an op-ed in the Arizona Republic.

She said increasingly partisan interests and radicalization of both parties are why she is leaving the party behind.

In a 45-minute interview, the first-term senator told POLITICO that she would not caucus with Republicans and suggested that she intends to vote the same way she has for four years in the Senate. “Nothing will change about my values or my behavior,” she said.

Sinema voted to convict former President Donald Trump in two impeachment trials, opposed Trump-backed Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, and supported Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, tapped by President Joe Biden. She also supported two Democratic party-line bills this Congress, one on coronavirus aid and the other devoted to climate, prescription drugs, and taxes.

Her Op-Ed

“I am privileged to represent Arizonans of all backgrounds and beliefs in the U.S. Senate and am honored to travel to every corner of our state, listening to your concerns and ideas.”

“While Arizonans don’t all agree on the issues, we are united in our values of hard work, common sense, and independence.”

“Americans are told that we have only two choices – Democrat or Republican – and that we must subscribe wholesale to policy views the parties hold, views that have been pulled further and further toward the extremes,” Synema wrote in the op-ed.

“Most Arizonans believe this is a false choice, and when I ran for the U.S. House and the Senate, I promised Arizonans something different,” she continued. “I pledged to be independent and work with anyone to achieve lasting results. I committed I would not demonize people I disagreed with, engage in name-calling, or get distracted by political drama.”

She said the parties are more interested in blocking each other.

“When politicians are more focused on denying the opposition party a victory than they are on improving Americans’ lives. The people who lose are everyday Americans.,” Sinema wrote in the op-ed.

The former social worker added, “That’s why I have joined the growing numbers of Arizonans who reject party politics by declaring my independence from the broken partisan system in Washington. I registered as an Arizona independent. ”

Maybe she is on to something.

Her speech on filibusters and voting rights. She wants to focus on our “democracy” [we are supposed to be a Republic].

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1 year ago

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema realizes that as a Democrat she will be toast in AZ in the

What I don’t understand is how is the Democrats the Party in charge of the Senate. There are only 47 Democrats. The three Independents aren’t Democrats, they just vote with Democrats. Republicans control 50 Seats; by my count that’s 3 more than Democrats. The Majority Party should not be a Coalition, it should be the Majority Party.

If anyone of the Three Independents voted with the Republicans and created a Coalition they could name their Committee Chair. It’s crazy that Joe Manchin hasn’t done this. I wonder if this could actually be Sinema’s next move. A Majority Republican Senate would be a Total Game Changer. Think of the power Sinema or Manchin would have if they jumped ship. They could cut a great Deal. If Manchin turned Republican, he could potentially unseat McConnell as Majority Leader. Both AZ and WV are Solid Red States anyway!

But then the AZ Election hasn’t gone through the Courts. Remember that in 1988, Gov. Evan Mecham was removed from office in AZ via Impeachment. So, removing Governors from office for questionable activity is not new to the State of Arizona! There’s no reason a Senator can’t be removed due to Election Fraud.

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1 year ago

I did not realize that she like Hobbs was a social worker. I do not consider that area to be a qualification for high positions. But in our socialist nation that area is perfect for it. Undoubtedly social workers are illiterate in economics. They fill out forms to get illegals benefits. They recommend psychiatric treatments. Social workers in the past did some good things. What I hear now from people who deal with them is all bad.

Sinema won the senate via Arizona election crimes, not of her doing, over a decent candidate, McSally. Election of a decent conservative in the state of Arizona is now impossible.