Kyrsten Sinema recently made a point of standing her ground when it comes to the filibuster. The problem is, that it is not clear who she’s standing her ground for. The Arizona Democrats that voted her in want the filibuster abolished. And Sinema’s resistance to do so have resulted in an 8% approval rating among her party’s voters. She was also cesnured by her own party.
During a recent segment on CNN, host Jake Tapper asked Van Jones, “Is that censure really necessary, do you think?” The pundit responded:
“Well, I think she has some very frustrated constituents and that’s one way for them to express themselves. I think the challenger will be inevitable at this point. If I were her, I would think to myself, the whole world’s looking at me, so far all I’ve done is say no in the name of bipartisanship. I would expect her to step forward now. Where is the bipartisan deal that she thinks can happen? Maybe there’s concern about the Electoral Count Act.”
Jones continued, “She’s got to go forward and say, I can make the bipartisanship work in the name of voting rights,” continued Jones. “Otherwise, all she did was stop this party from trying to rescue democracy and then offer no solutions and no leadership, and that’s why she deserves a primary challenge
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