Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) is being held accountable for failing to do her job for the American people, and she is now throwing a hissy fit about it.
Sinema turned her back on the Democratic Party and her own voters this year by refusing to back ending the filibuster and has joined Republicans at every turn to block Democratic legislation, particularly the infrastructure bill that would fund child care, education, and other things Americans need. Sinema even gleefully gave a thumbs down vote against raising the minimum wage, breaking a key promise she made to get elected.
Despite her poll numbers crashing and Democrats in her home state organizing to primary her, Sinema has continued selling out to corporations and the rich. Arizonans are understandably angry about this, and they responded to protesting Sinema during her visit to Arizona State University on Sunday. Rather than face the protesters, Sinema cowardly hid in a bathroom.
She would go on to release a statement attacking the protests.
Statement Following Events at ASU on Sunday pic.twitter.com/4d3BF9P8CO
— Kyrsten Sinema (@SenatorSinema) October 4, 2021
Sinema is being held accountable for her despicable behavior in Congress and she doesn’t like it. If she had kept the promises she had made when running for the Senate this protest would never have happened at all. She only has herself to blame.
Twitter users certainly were not sympathetic to Sinema since she’s turned out to be nothing more than a corporate shill.
1. You have not personally met with or engaged with anyone besides corporate PACs & the chamber of commerce.
2. Stop playing victim & face the consequences of your obstruction.
3. You could have easily stopped in the hallway to speak with constituents, you ran into a bathroom. https://t.co/wCn5WQmr71
— Belén Sisa (@thebelensisa) October 4, 2021
Exactly! She doesn’t get to hide all the time from her decisions and then get mad at everybody when they finally show up unexpectedly.
— 147 Republicans voted AGAINST democracy… (@TheBlondeRaven) October 4, 2021
“I’m in the Senate” was hilarious when you literally left the Senate to attend a posh fundraiser at a spa. DO YOUR JOB.
— C O L T (@ColtPersonality) October 4, 2021
Yet another defensive statement claiming victim while ignoring the core issues being presented. You’ve run your course. pic.twitter.com/fqXsP7dUxK
— Ish (@m3ekish) October 4, 2021
I think you left the part out where as a first time senator, you’ve held zero town halls, hang up on constituents, fight the party you claim to be a part of on every single issue, and continue to be largely inaccessible to the voters who put you in that seat.
— Jen Psaki’s Head Tilt (@bidonkules) October 4, 2021
Oh wow. That’s hypocritical. Your statement condemning the House for not passing the infrastructure bill was vitriolic in my view.
— Andrea Nelson (@AndreaN12557650) October 4, 2021
In addition, you could hold a public town hall as we, the AZ Dem Party executive board, kindly asked you months ago to do. We told you voters were upset. All of this could’ve been avoided. Voters need to hear from YOU in person, not through your staff and press releases.
— Brianna Westbrook (@BWestbrookAZ8) October 4, 2021
Now that we know you’re for sale can you give us a ballpark figure? We can run a bake sale or something.
— GOP are Traitors (@are_gop) October 4, 2021
You were hired to a PUBLIC job to do the will of your constituents, not dramatically increase your personal wealth, and ignore the will of your constituents.
If they were happy with your record, they wouldn’t be approaching you in these manners.
Do. Your. Job.
— Tonal Recall (@recalltonal) October 4, 2021
At this point, Sinema might as well put an “R” next to her name because she’s definitely not a Democrat. What she really should do, however, is step aside in 2024 so a real Democrat can take her place.
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