Bernie Sanders supports AZ Dems censuring Sinema for filibuster vote

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Bernie Sanders lauded on Sunday the Arizona Democratic Party for formally censuring Senator Kyrsten Sinema for her vote against ending the filibuster.

NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd asked Sanders whether it was ‘healthy’ for Democrats to ‘highlight the division in the party,’ specifically with disagreements over tactics and not substantive policy.

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‘It was absolutely imperative that we change the rules so that we could pass strong voting rights legislation,’ Sanders responded. ‘All Republicans voted against us. Two Democrats voted against us.’

‘That was a terrible, terrible vote and I think what the Arizona Democratic party did was exactly right,’ the progressinve independent senator from Vermont said in reference to censuring Sinema.

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Democrats tried to get rid of the filibuster on Wednesday so they could force through more legislative agenda items without any Republican support.

Under filibuster rules, there needs to be a 60-vote threshold to end Senate floor debate on a bill. With a 50-50 split Senate, that means Democrats need 10 Republicans to hop on board in order to end a filibuster and vote for legislation. In the event of a 50-50 result in the Senate, Vice President Kamala Harris would cast the tie-breaking vote.

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Specifically, Democrats want to end the filibuster now so they can pass voting rights legislation not supported by any Republican senators.

Centrist Democratic Senators Sinema from Arizona and Joe Manchin from West Virginia are the two holdouts over the filibuster rule change, claiming a simple majority should not be able to end debate over a legislative matter.

Bernie Sanders supports AZ Dems censuring Sinema for filibuster vote
© Provided by Daily Mail Senator Bernie Sanders said Sunday that the Arizona Democratic Party did the ‘exactly right’ thing by censuring centrist Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema for voting against eliminating the filibuster

WATCH: It was “exactly right” to censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, @SenSanders says on #MTP.

“That was a terrible, terrible vote. And I think what the Arizona Democratic Party did was exactly right.” pic.twitter.com/dDngBxZn24

— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) January 23, 2022

Biden has met with Manchin on several occasions to try and persuade him to change course and vote in line with the rest of the party more often as they hold power in the House, Senate and White House, which could change in this year’s midterms.

Todd asked Sanders if Biden count count on him supporting compromises with Manchin.

‘As perhaps the leading progressive voice in the Democratic coalition, can President Biden count on your vote in the Senate with almost any compromise he comes up with Manchin?’ Todd asked Sunday morning.

‘No, absolutely not,’ Sanders said.

‘You’re going to have to look at what that so-called compromise is,’ he clarified. ‘If it’s strong, if it protects the needs of working people, if it deals with climate, I’m there. But we have to look at the details of any proposal.’

While Manchin is a Democrat, he represents a deeply red state in the U.S. Senate. West Virginia went 69.6 per cent for Donald Trump in 2020 compared to only 29.7 per cent who voted for Joe Biden.

The Arizona Democratic Party formally censured Sinema over her inaction to end the filibuster in order to pass major voting rights reform.

On Saturday, the state party made their decision to publicly condemn Sinema after she was one of two Democratic senators who joined with Republicans to vote against lowering the Senate’s 60-vote threshold to 50 so that the Senate could pass voting rights bills without bipartisan support. 

Raquel Teran, the state party’s chair, said in a Saturday statement that they supported Sinema’s votes to pass legislation to provide more coronavirus relief and to improve the nation’s infrastructure. 

‘However, we are also here to advocate for our constituents and the ramifications of failing to pass federal legislation that protects their right to vote are too large and far-reaching,’ Teran said.

‘While we take no pleasure in this announcement, the ADP Executive Board has decided to formally censure Senator Sinema as a result of her failure to do whatever it takes to ensure the health of our democracy.’ 

The censure is mostly a symbolic move, but it does highlight criticism that Sinema has faced from members of her own party, with polling indicating that Sinema is facing a rising amount of backlash from Democratic voters. 

The package combined two separate legislative items that were already passed by the House – the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The bills would make Election Day a holiday, adjust the redistricting process and crack down on money in politics.

Bernie Sanders supports AZ Dems censuring Sinema for filibuster vote
© Provided by Daily Mail The Arizona Democratic Party formally censured Sinema over her inaction to end the filibuster in order to pass major voting rights reform
Bernie Sanders supports AZ Dems censuring Sinema for filibuster vote
© Provided by Daily Mail The censure was a ‘result of her failure to do whatever it takes to ensure the health of our democracy,’ Raquel Teran, (pictured) the state party’s chair said Saturday

Despite a day of piercing debate and speeches that often carried echoes of an earlier era when the Senate filibuster was deployed by opponents of civil rights legislation, Democrats could not persuade holdout senators Sinema and Manchin to change the Senate procedures on this one bill and allow a simple majority to advance it. 

Manchin and Sinema effectively tanked the Democrats’ marquee bill Wednesday, joining Republicans in voting against a rule change that would have allowed the party’s voting legislation to pass with a simple majority. 

Biden responded to Wednesday’s loss and said he would not be deterred from continuing to push for getting voting rights legislation passed.

‘My Administration will never stop fighting to ensure that the heart and soul of our democracy — the right to vote — is protected at all costs,’ he wrote in a statement following the vote. ‘We will continue to work with allies to advance necessary legislation to protect the right to vote. And to push for Senate procedural changes that will protect the fundamental right to vote.’ 

The failure to pass the legislation was a major blow to voting rights groups, which had been fighting a slate of laws passed in Republican-controlled states that election experts have said were designed to suppress voting, especially among Black, Hispanic and poor voters.

‘I am profoundly disappointed that the United States Senate has failed to stand up for our democracy. I am disappointed — but I am not deterred,’ the president wrote in a tweet Wednesday. 

Bernie Sanders supports AZ Dems censuring Sinema for filibuster vote
© Provided by Daily Mail Manchin and Sinema (pictured together) effectively tanked the Democrats’ marquee bill Wednesday
Bernie Sanders supports AZ Dems censuring Sinema for filibuster vote
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Experts and voting rights advocates say the states have passed the legislation largely to back former President Donald Trump’s false claims that the 2020 election was marred by rampant fraud.

In Sinema’s home state of Arizona, state Senate Republicans contracted a private company called Cyber Ninjas to perform a so-called ‘audit’ of the 2020 election. Election officials discredited a report saying the election was secure and accurate and calling the review ‘secretive and disorganized.’

The company has since shut down after a judge ordered it to pay $50,0000 a day in fines, according to media reports.

Sinema co-sponsored the Senate version of election overhaul legislation, but has publicly stated repeatedly she opposed changing filibuster rules.

Sinema’s office shrugged off the censure in a statement.

‘During three terms in the U.S. House, and now in the Senate, Kyrsten has always promised Arizonans she would be an independent voice for the state – not for either political party. She’s delivered for Arizonans and has always been honest about where she stands,’ a spokesperson said. 

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