(UnitedVoice.com) – Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema (I) announced on Friday, December 9, that she was leaving the Democratic Party. The junior senator registered as an Independent. Liberals responded to her announcement, and they weren’t very kind.
Leftist commentator Keith Olbermann responded to Sinema’s announcement, saying she was “ethically unfit” to serve as a senator. He called on her to resign from office.
You are ethically unfit to continue serving as a United States Senator – manipulative, deceptive, messianic, without principles. I urge you to resign your office immediately. https://t.co/jbUyY8tSrS
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) December 9, 2022
Pundits expect Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) to challenge Sinema in 2024. He released a statement criticizing the senator for her decision. Gallego pointed to the midterm elections and the Democratic wins, saying the newly-minted Independent was “putting her own interests ahead” of the voters.
My statement on Kyrsten Sinema abandoning the Democratic Partyhttps://t.co/QdrRf2mO5W pic.twitter.com/f0P3WZAdvA
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) December 9, 2022
MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan claimed the decision made by Sinema wasn’t at all shocking because “she was never really a Democrat, and […] she can’t win a Dem primary in 2024.”
In the most shocking, surprising, and unexpected news in modern American political history, Senator Kyrsten Sinema is leaving the Democratic Party, which makes sense because 1) she was never really a Democrat, and 2) she can’t win a Dem primary in 2024. So Sinema being Sinema… https://t.co/3FoSZM8Mqu
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) December 9, 2022
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a fellow Independent, also jumped on the bandwagon. The senator discussed his colleague’s decision on CNN’s December 11 episode of “State of the Union,” and claimed she was party switching because of “her political aspirations for the future.” He went on to say it won’t change the way the Senate operates.
What do you think about Sinema’s decision to switch parties?
Copyright 2022, UnitedVoice.com