Arizona Senator Krysten Sinema has opposed Donald Trump 81 percent of the time. But the party’s loonies on the far left aren’t satisfied with that.
In fact, they’re downright angry that their senator is supporting Trump at all. They are likely to vote to censure Sinema for her confirmation votes on a couple of Trump judges.
The resolution, which will be considered by the Democratic state committeemen during the Arizona Democratic Party’s quarterly meeting Saturday, cites a pair of Sinema’s confirmation votes. They did not support her confirmation votes for William Barr as U.S. attorney general and for David Bernhardt as secretary of the interior. They were also annoyed by her resistance to join Democrats in trying to reinstate “net neutrality” rules.
Dan O’Neal, the state coordinator for Progressive Democrats of America, told the Arizona Republic he supports Sinema, but he said he wants her to move back toward the left to “vote like Democrats and not Republicans.”
“Here’s the thing: We really support Kyrsten Sinema, we want her to succeed, we want her to be the best senator in the country,” O’Neal said. “But the way she is voting is really disappointing. We want Democrats to vote like Democrats and not Republicans. “
Presidents used to have judges confirmed as a matter of course. It was one of those quaint, old-fashioned courtesies extended by the political opposition to a president. Unless the nominee was a real closet case, they would sail through the Senate.
That “courtesy” has become extinct. But despite voting against the president 81% of the time, the far-left kooks in the Democratic Party are about to discipline their senator because she doesn’t hate Trump… enough. She could call Trump every name in the book, cite his policies as “racist,” accuse him of wanting to murder illegal aliens, but since she doesn’t hate Trump with all the intensity she can muster and with every fiber in her being like the kooks do, she is ideologically and politically suspect.
While Sinema’s spokesman declined to comment, Sinema has been pressed about not being partisan enough in previous interviews and brushed aside those concerns.
“As everyone knows, I am 100 percent focused on the needs of everyday Arizonans, and I refuse to be distracted by the pettiness and the partisanship that has invaded Washington,” Sinema said during a July interview. “I promised Arizonans that I would never be a part of that typical Washington chaos and drama, and I’m going to continue to stay focused, just like a laser, on the stuff that actually matters to the people in their everyday lives.”
Well, yeah… good luck with that.
What does it say about the Democratic Party in a fairly conservative state like Arizona calling out one of their own for not being pure enough? It means they’re in deep trouble.
“We are a very diverse group and that means diversity of thought, as well,” Rotellini said. “I don’t think it reflects poorly on the party at all, I don’t think it’s an indication of a fracture. I think it’s an indication of a group of people who think differently and have a different perspective on the same topic.”
They may be “diverse,” but if they stray from the holy writ of progressive dogma, it’s off with their heads.
Opposition to Trump must be total and complete. That is the whole idea of “resist.” Any backsliding for any reason is grounds for being disciplined.
The message doesn’t get any clearer.