Mon. Oct 2nd, 2023

    Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Says She Is No Longer a Democrat


    Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Friday revealed she’s changed her party affiliation from Democrat to independent, a blow for Democrats celebrating their recently secured clear Senate majority.

    In an interview with Politico, Sinema indicated that she would continue to vote the same way she has over her previous four years in the Senate and said that she did not intend to caucus with Republicans. “Nothing will change about my values or my behavior,” she said.

    But the news will doubtless come as an unwelcome disappointment to Democrats looking forward to a clear 51-seat Senate majority in the next Congress. President Biden’s party will still hold a workable majority, where Vice President Kamala Harris will retain a tie-breaking vote in 50-50 splits, and Democrats will still be expected to have the necessary votes to control Senate committees.

    Read more at The Daily Beast.


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