Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has a plan to save herself, not voting rights

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said in a floor speech that she supports voting rights legislation. But it will never pass as long as she supports the filibuster.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has a plan.

We don’t know exactly what it is, but we know – for sure – that it does NOT involve saving voting rights.

That’s why Republicans love her.

The GOP faithful will tell you they admire Sinema because she believes in the art of compromise, as evidenced by her undying support of the Senate filibuster.

That is a lie.

Republicans in Washington, D.C., and here in Arizona, have proven they are not interested in compromise. The reason they love Sinema is because her support of the Senate’s filibuster rule allows the Republicans in Congress to block any effort to restore the voting rights that Republican-controlled state houses – like Arizona’s – have been eroding over the past year.

Sinema understands this completely.

Sinema knows the reality, sides with fantasy

She acknowledges the reality, yet sides with the fantasy. Here she is in her most recent speech on the Senate floor, describing the reality.

She said:

“Our country’s divisions have now fueled efforts in several states that will make it more difficult for Americans to vote and undermine faith that all Americans should have in our elections and our democracy. These state laws have no place in a nation whose government is formed by free, fair and open elections … .

Christin Hakim

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