Independent Sen, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona said that she left the Democratic Party over the "partisanship" in the "deeply broken two-party system" that grips Washington, D.C.
"When asked about leaving the Democratic Party during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday, she expressed that she has always been independent in the increasingly divided political world," reported Breitbart.
"As folks know, I have declared, formally declared my independence from what I consider to be a deeply broken two-party system," Sinema said. "Those who know me know that I was always an independent voice and always have been for the things that I believe in and for my state and for my country."
"What you’ve heard about partisanship, I believe, is accurate," Sinema continued.
Sinema is asked at Davos about leaving the Democratic Party. She criticizes Dems for trying to change filibuster rules and pass voting rights legislation. She calls Kevin McCarthy "a dear friend of mine." pic.twitter.com/9D5WOsoiRv
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 17, 2023
"One example Sinema gave, another reason that prompted her to leave the Democratic Party, was their response to the January 6 Capitol Riot," reported Breitbart. Referring to the string of bills that the Democrats wanted to pass in the Senate that required the filibuster to be eliminated, Sinema stated:
In the resulting two years, the Democratic Party shared a narrative that said, 'We would not have any more free and fair elections in this country if the United States Congress didn’t eliminate the filibuster and pass a massive voting rights package.' As we all know, the filibuster was not eliminated. … That massive voting rights bill was not passed through Congress. And then we had a free and fair election all across the country [in 2022].
And as has been noted, the outcome of that election was different than many people expected. Most election deniers lost across the country, and individuals of both political parties, some extreme, some moderate, won. So, we had a free and fair election. One could posit that the push by one political party to eliminate an important guardrail in an institution of our country may have been premature or overreaching in order to get the short-term victories they wanted.