Joe Biden and the Democrats were blindsided.
Their new Senate majority suffered a blow.
And all hell broke loose when this Democrat senator quit the party.
Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema announced in a new video that she was changing her party registration from Democrat to independent.
In a natural extension of my service since I was first elected to Congress, I have joined the growing numbers of Arizonans who reject party politics by declaring my independence from the broken partisan system in Washington and formally registering as an Arizona Independent. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/jUQHAeuxym
— Kyrsten Sinema (@kyrstensinema) December 9, 2022
Sinema later explained her switch in an interview with CNN’s liberal activist Jake Tapper hinting that the Democrat Party’s extremism drove her from the ranks.
“I’ve registered as an Arizona independent. And I know some people might be a little bit surprised by this, but, actually, I think it makes a lot of sense. A growing number of Arizonans and people like me just don’t feel like we fit neatly into one party’s box or the other. And so, like many across the state and the nation, I’ve decided to leave that partisan process and really just focus on the work that I think matters to Arizona and to our country, which is solving problems and getting things done,” Sinema told Tapper.
Sinema voted for all of Joe Biden’s radical agenda – banning and confiscating firearms, trillions in socialist spending, and the Green New Deal – but Sinema would not nuke the legislative filibuster.
Democrats lusted after eliminating the 60-vote threshold to end debate which would allow the left to turn America into a one-party state.
With no filibuster Democrats could pack the Supreme Court, add D.C. and Puerto Rico as states and gain four permanent Senate seats, add millions of new voters to the rolls with amnesty for illegal aliens, and pass a national vote fraud bill that would eliminate competitive elections.
However, Sinema admitted that her party registration switch would not change much of anything for now because she would still caucus with the Democrats and vote with Democrats on almost every issue.
“I don’t think anything will change about how I do my job. Arizonans sent me to the United States Senate to be an independent voice for our state, and I’ll continue doing that. What I think is important about this decision and this move is that I’ll be able to show up to work every day as an independent and not be stuck into one party’s demands of following without thinking. And, as we’ve seen in recent years, both parties have created this kind of requirement or a pull towards the edges that you just unthinkingly support all of one party’s viewpoints. It’s made it difficult to find folks who are willing to work together and solve problems,” Sinema stated.
Republicans could try to recruit Sinema to make a full-on party switch and caucus with the GOP.
But conservatives would not like the idea of someone who votes with Joe Biden 93 percent of the time joining the ranks.
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