Leaving aside any possible undeclared motives for leaving the Democratic Party and becoming an Independent, Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema has said some things that have needed to be said for a long time.
In an op-ed for The Arizona Republic, Sinema wrote, “Americans are told that we have only two choices – Democrat or Republican – and that we must subscribe wholesale to policy views the parties hold, views that have pulled further and further toward extremism.” She added this is a “false choice.” More about extremism in a moment.
Sinema is still expected to mostly vote with Democrats and may be strategically positioning herself for re-election in 2024.
In her announcement last October that she’s leaving the Democratic Party, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii outdid Sinema. She said the party is “now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness,” accusing it of “racializing every issue, stoking anti-white racism” and “actively working to undermine our God-given freedoms enshrined in our Constitution.”
Concerning Sinema, little is likely to change. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has said she will keep her committee assignments. A Wall Street Journal editorial notes that “Sinema voted for President Biden’s priorities some