Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema educated her progressive colleagues on the filibuster over the weekend; penning an op-ed where she outlined the hypocrisy of far-left lawmakers who used the procedure just a few years ago.
“To those who want to eliminate the legislative filibuster to pass the For the People Act (voting-rights legislation I support and have co-sponsored), I would ask: Would it be good for our country if we did, only to see that legislation rescinded a few years from now and replaced by a nationwide voter-ID law or restrictions on voting by mail in federal elections, over the objections of the minority?” Sinema wrote in The Washington Post.
“This question is less about the immediate results from any of these Democratic or Republican goals,” she continued. “[I]t is the likelihood of repeated radical reversals in federal policy, cementing uncertainty, deepening divisions and further eroding Americans’ confidence in our government.”
“Once in a majority, it is tempting to believe you will stay in the majority. But a Democratic Senate minority used the 60-vote threshold just last year to filibuster a police reform proposal and a covid-relief bill that many Democrats viewed as inadequate,” Sinema wrote. “Those filibusters were mounted not as attempts to block progress, but to force continued negotiations toward better solutions.”
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SINEMA SURGES: The Arizona Democrat TAKES THE LEAD Against GOP’s Martha McSally
Democrat candidate Kyrsten Sinema’s lead against her Republican challenger widened over the weekend; totaling to 32,000 votes over the GOP’s Martha McSally in Arizona’s highly-contested Senate race.
According to Fox News, “Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema increased her advantage over Republican challenger Martha McSally in the Arizona U.S. Senate to more than 32,000 votes Sunday as the state’s gradual count continued.
As of 8:30pm Sunday evening, the vote stood at 49.58% for Sinema and 48.07% for McSally.
“Kyrsten has now expanded her overall lead to 32,640 or 1.52 percent, meaning McSally would have to win the remainder of Maricopa ballots by 22 percent to take the lead in this race,” Sinema spokesman Andrew Piatt said. “This is not plausible. Kyrsten will be declared the next U.S. Senator from Arizona.”
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ELECTION UPDATE: Democrat Kyrsten Sinema TAKES THE LEAD in Arizona
While the 2018 midterm elections technically came to an end Tuesday, votes are still being collected and counted in Arizona; where Democrat Kyrsten Sinema now leads Republican candidate Martha McSally by nearly 10,000 ballots.
“In Arizona, Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema suddenly took a narrow 9,600-vote lead over GOP opponent Martha McSally late Thursday, with some 400,000 votes left to count in a closely watched race that will determine the size and influence of the Republican Senate majority in January,” writes Fox News.
McSally has maintained a slight lead over Sinema since election day by n early 17,000 votes.
Similar efforts are taking place in Georgia and Florida, where Republicans initially defeated their Democratic opponents in Senate and Governor races across the southeastern United States.
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