As the progressive wing of the Democrat Party continues to clash with the rest of the party, one far-left group plans to spend millions calling Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) a racist for refusing to end the filibuster.
“The group, Just Democracy, is spending $1.2 million for TV ads and another $200,000 on digital ads in Arizona from June 21 to June 30, said a spokesman for the group, adding the effort will feature two ads on cable news programs, local news and local sports in the state,” NBC reported.
Those ads will pressure Sinema to change her stance on ending the filibuster, which she has said she will not do.
“As the GOP tries to silence our voices, she’s just standing by, supporting a Jim Crow relic instead,” the narrator in one of the ads says, accusing Sinema of supporting racism. “You’re refusing to stand with us, Senator Sinema. Why should we stand with you?”
A second ad, which also refers to Jim Crow, says that the “right to vote is under attack.”
Sinema co-sponsored HR 1, also known as the “For the People Act.” That bill represents the greatest overhaul of election integrity measures in modern history.
That bill could glean 50 votes in the split U.S. Senate, but it has no chance to garner a filibuster-proof 60 votes, making the elimination of the filibuster the only way far-left Democrats can implement their radical agenda.
Sinema is not up for reelection until 2024, but she cannot swing too far left in Arizona, a historically Republican-controlled state. She faces the same issue as Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who, like Sinema, has faced criticism from further-left elements in his own party.
Sinema’s office reportedly said that her support of the filibuster is “based on what is best for our democracy, including the fact that the filibuster helps protect the country from wild swings back and forth between opposing policy poles.”
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Pete D’Abrosca is a contributor at The Arizona Sun Times and The Star News Network. Follow Pete on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].
One Thought to “Progressives Accuse Arizona’s Senator Sinema of Supporting Jim Crow”
Hang in there Senator. Your position on the filibuster is correct.