His party did worse than expected from opinion polls, which saw them at gaining about two thirds of the vote. The senator opposed the reform of the Philistine rules to pass election-related legislation.
Phoenix – The Democratic Party of Arizona on Saturday formally accused US Senator Kirsten Cinema of banning Democratic Senate suffrage legislation.
The accusation leaves Cinema open to the question of whether the party will support her if she runs for re-election in 2024.
The party’s executive council approved the criticism ahead of the party’s annual congress, which is in its second year.
The party’s chairman, West Phoenix Senator Raquel Teran, said in a statement:
“As a party, our job is to support our Democratic candidates, and we thank Senator Cinema for leading the American rescue plan and the bipartisan infrastructure law. The consequences are too great and far-reaching. We do not welcome this statement, but the ARC Executive Board has formally condemned Senator Cinema for failing to do everything necessary to ensure the health of our democracy. “
The criticism was based on a party resolution last fall and warned Cinema.
The resolution warns that if the Democratic Party does not vote to reform the illegal rules of the US Senate to help pass the suffrage law, the party’s Executive Council has the right to vote no confidence or formally criticize.
Cinema this week voted to pass an illegal Senate rule that helped repeal the law.
Cinema is a co-sponsor of the bills, but has opposed Philipuster’s reforms during his three terms in Congress and now in the Senate from 2019 onwards.
The senator’s office issued a statement in response to the criticism.
“During her three terms in the US House of Representatives and now in the Senate, Kirsten promised the Arizona people that she would be an independent voice for the country, not for any political party. She voted for Arizona and has been loyal to her position. . “
In a speech to the Senate last week, Cinema explained why it was not voting to change the rules of philibuster.
“I do not support separate actions to aggravate the underlying disease that divides our country,” he said.
“I have a responsibility to avoid harmful political rhetoric, to build bridges, to build common ground, and to do my part to achieve long-term results for Arizona and this country.”
Ignore signs of cracking
Criticism of a political party negates the referendum, but does not have a greater impact.
For Cinema, the criticism is the latest sign that political tensions between the first US senator and the state’s Democratic Party are widening.
Cinema is urged to be re-elected in 2024. Progressive organizations are raising money for cinema rivals.
In recent days, Ruben Gallego, a member of the Phoenix Democratic Congress, has called on the public. Gallego is considered a likely candidate to run in the Democratic primary.
His appearance in the US Senate with 50-50 votes had a huge impact on the party’s platform.
Opposition to the reform of the cinema led Democrats to a 60-vote majority, not a 51-member majority, to pass the law, which is almost impossible for Republicans to oppose the Democratic Party’s platform.
A Senate vote in the Senate on Wednesday night, along with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, shattered hopes of reforming the Philippine rules.
A post-vote video showed Republican senators walking to the cinema to shake hands.
The day before, Mark Kelly, a Democrat in the Senate, said he would support being called a “talking philistine” just to pass the suffrage law. Kelly is also a co-sponsor of bills.
The reform would have approved bills on the right to vote by a simple majority.
The DP criticized the top official
In Arizona, party criticism from top officials is nothing new.
A year ago this week, the Arizona Republican Party used its annual convention to criticize Gov. Doug Dusi, former Sen. Jeff Flake and Senator John McCain’s widow, Cindy McCain.
The rebuke is a sign that the party is embracing former President Donald Trump after his defeat to Joe Biden.
Flake and McCain supported Biden. Trump criticized Dusse for securing Biden’s victory in Arizona.
In 2014, the state’s Democratic Party criticized John McCain, the 2008 presidential candidate. It culminated in years of sniping between McCain and his party base, which saw his success as “catastrophic and destructive.”
Two years later, McCain won the first round of the Democratic Senate election and was elected to the US Senate for the sixth or final time.
You can follow our current updates on Arizona politics on our 12 News YouTube channel. Sign up to receive all our new hosting updates.