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Kyrsten Sinema reneges on her pledge to spurn Chuck Schumer
By Laurie Roberts
Here is candidate Kyrsten Sinema in July, on Chuck Schumer’s future as Senate minority leader:
“I am not going to vote for him,” she flatly told Politco.
Well, here is Sinema on Wednesday, shortly after Schumer was re-elected Senate minority leader on a unanimous voice vote:
“Had there been a challenger for minority leader, I would have considered new leadership and a fresh perspective,” she said, in a statement. “I will continue to put Arizona over party.”
This from the woman who just two days ago, in her victory speech, vowed to follow the example set by the late Sen. John McCain.
“(He) stood for everything we stand for as Arizonans: fighting for what you believe in, standing up for what’s right even if you stand alone …”
McCain was the maverick who wasn’t afraid to buck his party.
Sinema is the self-proclaimed independent who wasn’t afraid to dump on her own party.
Of course, that was then, when she was running to snag those all-important votes from center and center-right voters.
And this, apparently, is now, when she’s … not.
Not a great start, senator.
If you can’t keep this rather simple and straightforward promise then….