In a major slap in the face, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) recently declared that she won’t support Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for majority leader if she’s elected to the Senate and Democrats take back control of the legislative body. That announcement is extremely awkward because Chuck Schumer has already endorsed Sinema before she even announced a run.
The Free Beacon has the details:
“Sinema, one of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s (DSCC) most-prized recruits, was pressed by Politico to offer her thoughts on Schumer as the Democratic party’s leader in the Senate.
“‘I am not going to vote for him,’ Sinema said.
“Sinema’s position on Schumer is a break from other Senate Democrats, who have either supported the minority leader or been mum on whether they would vote for him to be the majority leader if Democrats take back the Senate. Sinema is hopeful she will win based on her close relationships with Republicans, her praise for moderate Democrats, and her opposition to Schumer.”
Sinema has also declined to endorse Nancy Pelosi for Democratic Leadership. “The Democratic leadership has failed Democrats across the country,” Sinema explained. “I am unafraid to say what I believe about what I think our party needs to do and I think our party needs to grow and change.”
The Arizona Democratic primary will be held on August 28th.