(DailyVantage.com) – Senator Raphael Warnock’s (D-GA) win in the Georgia runoff election gave the Democrats a 51-49 majority in the Senate. However, nothing is more sure than change in the world of politics, and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) served one up on December 9. She announced her departure from the Democratic party to move forward as an Independent.
On Friday, Sinema announced on her social media that she is “formally registering as an Arizona Independent.” Her statement came with a video explaining how proud she is to be a resident of her state but also how tired she is of the “broken partisan system.”
In a natural extension of my service since I was first elected to Congress, I have joined the growing numbers of Arizonans who reject party politics by declaring my independence from the broken partisan system in Washington and formally registering as an Arizona Independent. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/jUQHAeuxym
— Kyrsten Sinema (@kyrstensinema) December 9, 2022
So what does this mean for the Left? For starters, it reduces their Senate majority to 50-49, which means Democrats will have to work harder to pass legislation and judicial and administrative appointments. Then, there’s the question of which side of the aisle she’ll favor with her votes. Still, in an interview with POLITICO, Sinema maintained she would “show up to work, do the same work that [she] always [does].” When Congress reconvenes in January, all eyes will likely fall on her.
Sinema isn’t the only one to leave the Democratic Party in recent days. State Senator Glenn Jeffries (WV) recently jumped ship to join the Republicans, saying the Left’s values no longer aligned with his own. Then, a councilman from Biloxi, Mississippi, Felix Gines, also decided the Democratic party no longer served his interests.
Do you think this is a sign that the Left is taking things too far, or is it just par for the course in the world of politics?
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