In a move that was all but expected, the Arizona Democratic Party has voted to censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) over her vote with U.S. Senate Republicans and fellow Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Wednesday to keep the filibuster rule intact.
Here’s the full statement from party chair Raquel Teran, which was released “following the Executive Board meeting this morning,” KNXV-TV reports:
Full statement from chairwoman @RaquelTeran
"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.” https://t.co/GCJQwyZByV pic.twitter.com/Iqxbpw06gV
— Meg Cunningham (@Meg_Cunn) January 22, 2022
You can also read the Democrats’ censure resolution here.
The local ABC affiliate’s report added:
The move has no practical consequences but serves as a symbolic condemnation for a woman who just three years ago brought the party an Arizona Senate seat for the first time in a generation.
Several groups are already collecting money for an eventual primary challenge, even though she’s not on the ballot until 2024.
As this is a breaking story, RedState will provide further updates as details become available.