“Vote her hell out”: Radicals target Kyrsten Sinema after protecting her

On Martin Luther King Jr.’s 93rd birthday, suffrage advocates and progressive lawmakers rallied in Arizona on Saturday to target legislation that would block Democratic senators from taking office. first term to increase ballot access in the context of develop The repression effort is led by the GOP.

Attending Saturday’s protests in Phoenix were members of the King family, who are planning lead a march arrived in Washington, DC on MLK Day with a simple message to lawmakers: “No celebration without legislation.”

Mention Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s (D-Ariz.) Thursday speech Legislative defense of 60 votes, Martin Luther King III argued Saturday that “what she said was” I support the right to vote, but not as much as I support the possibility of someone taking those rights away. . “

He added: “Vote is a meaningless rule of the Senate. “It’s a relic of slavery used to suppress civil rights for generations.”

Sinema’s opposition to the Senate rules change meant the House of Representatives passed Freedom of Voting: The John R. Lewis Act—The new bill combines two major Democratic voting rights bills — potentially falling victim to a Republican vote as the majority tries to move to a final vote on the bill. law on Tuesday.

If the Senate GOP were to film, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) is expected to try to change the panel’s 60-vote threshold — an effort that will also fail unless Sinema and the Senators do. Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) dropped their support for the rule.

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Arizona Democrats’ refusal to consider even a single voting exception to the film infuriated Arizona residents, who watched the state’s Republican-controlled legislature pass via measures to suppress voters along partisan lines, mocking Sinema’s purported desire for bipartisan cooperation.

“I want the Senate to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, and the only way that will happen is if we fix the problem,” said Tessa Williams, an Arizonan who attended Thursday’s protests. Seven in Phoenix, told Local Arizona Republic. “It’s important to protect the right to vote. It’s at stake right now, and I think it’s more important that Senator Sinema is behind this bill than to hold on to the violation.”

Williams said she feels “betrayed” by Sinema’s decision to prioritize the right to vote in the Senate over the right to vote, a sentiment other Arizonans have expressed in recent months as Democrats align continued to thwart her party’s agenda.

Sinema’s speech on Thursday — delivered shortly before President Joe Biden addressed the Senate Democrats in a closed-door meeting—increase called for her removal in 2024, at the end of her first six-year term. Recent progressive data survey found that 70% of Arizona Democratic primary voters disapprove of Sinema’s job performance.

“She’s really let down a lot of Arizonans,” said rep Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), who is said to be preparing for a major challenge against Sinema, speak in an interview on Friday. “The fact that she’s using a very archaic rule that isn’t even found in the Constitution to block the right to vote is very difficult for a lot of Arizonans.”

During a protest in Phoenix on Saturday, Representative Mondaire Jones (DN.Y.) – who beg Arizonans would “vote her as hell with no mandate” if Sinema didn’t budge on the film — having introduced Gallego as “the next senator from the great state of Arizona.”

Following Thursday’s Sinema comments, more than 70 women joined the Democratic Party of Arizona signed an open letter urges reproductive rights political action committee EMILY’s List — a leading organization Contributors to Sinema — to “immediately make a public request to Senator Sinema to assist in ending the film now.”

Daily posters report Last week, anti-abortion groups pushed Sinema to maintain the legislative mechanism, which is get in the way legislation passed by the House of Representatives would codify Roe v. Wade into federal law.

Sinema is a co-sponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act, as she is a co-sponsor of the John R. Lewis Voting Freedom Act and the Voting Rights Advancement Act.

About an hour from where suffrage advocates marched in Phoenix on Saturday, former President Donald Trump staged a rally in Florence, Arizona highlighting the threat he and Republicans pose to the United States. with democracy.

Like the New York Times report“Mr Trump’s favored candidate for governor, Kari Lake, was a first-time searcher for office who threatened to imprison the state’s top election official. The candidate chosen to replace him. That election official, a Democrat, was state legislator Mark Finchem, who was with a group of protesters outside the Capitol on January 6 when rioters tried to block certification of the 2020 election.”

The Times added that when Trump ” took the stage in the evening, he paid tribute to the group of candidates who refused to attend the election.”

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