Arizona Democratic Party Censures Sinema over Filibuster Stance

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.) speaks in support of a judicial nominees during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., December 4, 2019. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

The Arizona Democratic Party’s Executive Board passed a motion to censure Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.) on Saturday, as a result of her refusal to push Democrat-backed voting bills through the Senate by changing filibuster rules earlier this week.

“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,” ADP chair Raquel Terán said in a statement.

“In the choice between an archaic legislative norm and protecting Arizonans’ right to vote, we choose the latter, and we always will,” Terán said.

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