…from the Washington Post

[ Editor’s Note: It’s never a good thing to be censured by your party, no matter what ideological reason for it is given. What is clearly at stake here is blocking the Banana Republicans from establishing an autocracy, which they have laid bare as their goal.

A reasonable Democrat would conclude that all other issues become secondary, but not for the AZ Iron Lady and Senator Manchin who has a safe seat in West Virginia.

What part of ‘Democracy is under attack’ do they not get? A Senate procedural rule trumps being able to defend against a mobster takeover of the government after its first attempt failed?

Arizona does have the Hispanic Congressman waiting in the wings to run against her, and with this move the AZ Dem party is sending a clear message that they would be backing him.

Who knows, Sinema might choose to switch parties and run in the Repub primary if that happened. One thing we have learned over the last 18 months is how many of our elected officials in Congress are really there to serve themselvesJim W. Dean ]

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First published January 22, 2022

The central committee of Arizona’s Democratic Party voted on Saturday to censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a symbolic rebuke that follows her decision to buck her party’s leadership on an effort to scrap the filibuster.

While the reprimand has no practical consequences, it reflects the growing estrangement between the first-term senator and her fellow Democrats, who have been angered by her willingness to help stymie the party’s agenda on issues such as the minimum wage and voting rights.

State party chair Raquel Terán said Saturday’s censure vote, which was taken behind closed doors, was a direct consequence of Sinema’s unwillingness to endorse Senate rule changes to pass voting rights legislation. The senator’s move, she said, crossed a red line at a time when voting rights are under attack.

“While we take no pleasure in this announcement, the ADP Executive Board has decided to formally censure Sen. Sinema as a result of her failure to do whatever it takes to ensure the health of our democracy,” Terán said in a statement.

…But what Sinema has touted as independence has been decried as unprincipled opportunism by a growing chorus of left-leaning groups and individuals.

You can read the full Washington Post article here.

SOURCEWashington Post

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