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Arizona Democratic Party formally censures Sinema

EconomyJan 22, 2022 06:00PM ET
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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) walks inside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., November 2, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The executive committee of the Arizona Democratic Party (ADP) formally censured U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema over her vote against changing rules in the chamber to steer through voting rights legislation, the state party said on Saturday.

Sinema was one of two Democratic senators who joined with Republicans to vote against lowering the Senate's 60-vote threshold to 50 so that the Senate could pass voting rights bill without bipartisan support.

The censure is mostly a symbolic move, but it does highlight criticism that Sinema has faced from members of her own party, with polling indicating that Sinema is facing a rising amount of backlash from Democratic voters.

Raquel Teran, the state party's chair, said in a Saturday statement they supported Sinema's votes to pass legislation to provide more coronavirus relief and to improve the nation's infrastructure.

"However, we are also here to advocate for our constituents and the ramifications of failing to pass federal legislation that protects their right to vote are too large and far-reaching," Teran said.

"While we take no pleasure in this announcement, the ADP Executive Board has decided to formally censure Senator Sinema as a result of her failure to do whatever it takes to ensure the health of our democracy," Teran added.

The failure to pass the legislation was a major blow to President Joe Biden's legislative agenda and for voting rights groups, which had been fighting a slate of laws passed in Republican-controlled states that election experts have said were designed to suppress voting, especially among Black, Hispanic and poor voters.

Experts and voting rights advocates say the states have passed the legislation largely to back former President Donald Trump's false claims that the 2020 election was marred by rampant fraud.

In Sinema's home state of Arizona, state Senate Republicans contracted a private company called Cyber Ninjas to perform a so-called "audit" of the 2020 election. Election officials discredited the probe, with Arizona's Secretary of State issuing a report saying the election was secure and accurate and calling the review "secretive and disorganized."

The company has since shut down after a judge ordered it to pay $50,0000 a day in fines, according to media reports.

Sinema co-sponsored the Senate version of election overhaul legislation, but has publicly stated repeatedly she opposed changing filibuster rules.

Sinema's office shrugged off the censure in a statement.

"During three terms in the U.S. House, and now in the Senate, Kyrsten has always promised Arizonans she would be an independent voice for the state - not for either political party. She's delivered for Arizonans and has always been honest about where she stands," a spokesperson said.

Arizona Democratic Party formally censures Sinema
 

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John Doe
ForexInsiders Jan 23, 2022 7:24PM ET
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Im actually impressed she stood up and said no. Anyone with half a conscious knows that a "one time pass" in talks like this is a signal that something very shady is passing. Quit drinking the Kool Aid! And consider the consequences.
John Doe
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They are literally parading the corruption in front of us, and people are supporting it!
john andre
john andre Jan 23, 2022 6:17PM ET
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anything Biden stands for should be should be labeled anti American
Ac Tektrader
Ac Tektrader Jan 23, 2022 5:27PM ET
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she is not brave. she sold out to the big money Republicans.
Co Gonz
Co Gonz Jan 23, 2022 5:27PM ET
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What..
Sattar Langary
Sattar Langary Jan 22, 2022 10:38PM ET
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She is brave! Being party bound is like being Joe Biden! She is not like Joe Biden!
Kaveh Sun
Kaveh Sun Jan 22, 2022 8:17PM ET
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Unlike many men, she has b a lls
Patron Silver
Patron Silver Jan 22, 2022 6:30PM ET
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DINO has no biz in politics. we need to shut out repubs every which way possible
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Patron Silver
Patron Silver Jan 22, 2022 6:30PM ET
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and it's gonna take another 4 years in un-eff all the garbage policies put in place by the ape
Michael Redden
Michael Redden Jan 22, 2022 6:30PM ET
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Patron Silver 17 thumbs down and 0 thumbs up..... maybe you need to change the way you perceive things. Your the ape
Patron Silver
Patron Silver Jan 22, 2022 6:30PM ET
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that's because there are a bunch of whiny comment warriors on here that do nothing
John Doe
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Red states lead the economic recovery, blue states keep dragging it down. Most of the Dem party have been in office for decades through many, many majority held Houses and Senates. And what have they really done? Biden has been in nearly 50 years, wheres the change? If they were really dedicated, dont you think things would have changed much sooner? Considering how long they have been in? Are you really that daft?
Co Gonz
Co Gonz Jan 22, 2022 6:30PM ET
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Patron Silver i probably pay more income taxes than you make in a year
John Laurens
John Laurens Jan 22, 2022 3:48PM ET
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US is the easiest place to vote on the planet. No eligible voters are EVER turned away at the polls in America. The Dems want to pass their “Make it Easier to Cheat Bill” because they want to make it… easier to cheat. Everybody knows that.. even them.
John Doe
ForexInsiders Jan 22, 2022 3:48PM ET
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We require an ID for literally EVERYTHING ELSE in this country. Sit down, shut up.
david rosenblum
david rosenblum Jan 22, 2022 3:02PM ET
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The impotent tantrums of the soon-to-be diappeared.
Dave Jones
Dave Jones Jan 22, 2022 2:37PM ET
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who cares
Ben Brown
Ben Brown Jan 22, 2022 2:26PM ET
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It seems everything is a huge do or die moment with these people. Now the health of our entire democracy depends on what the dems can pass or can not pass? This Nov. the red wave will do all the censuring needed.
Co Gonz
Co Gonz Jan 22, 2022 2:26PM ET
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Not a democracy.. constitutional republic, huge difference
 
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