Leftist Activist Gets Much Too Close to Kyrsten Sinema

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

You would think that the left would learn their lesson that harassing Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) isn’t going to work.

Leftists got to Sen. Jeff Flake (RINO-AZ) during their efforts against the nomination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. So they think it’s now going to work on other people as well.

However, Sinema is made of much sterner stuff than Flake, who folded like a cheap suit. The more you push her, the more she’s likely to dig in her trendy heels and hold the leftists off. They’re just making her more resistant as they keep on at her.

But if you listen to some of the leftists on social media now, it’s about trying to make her life unpleasant for not going along with them – about not giving her a moment’s peace because she’s stood against them. That’s how vile this has gotten with some of them.

A video has emerged of another activist trying to harass Sinema at the airport over Joe Biden’s Build Better Better bill.

The woman gets so close at one point Sinema is prompted to say, “Don’t touch me!” The woman then claims that she didn’t touch her. It’s hard to tell because of the camera angle.

Fortunately, Sinema was not alone She appeared to have security detail while she was traveling alongside Senator Tim Scott (R-SC). While security doesn’t ward off the woman, they’re walking close enough together with Sinema to do something if they had to. I’d previously expressed concern that she didn’t seem to have sufficient security so I’m glad to see it.

The woman keeps walking with Sinema, although seeming to back off slightly after Sinema told her off. She continues to harangue her about climate change. “Every single year in Arizona, it’s getting hotter and hotter,” the woman said. “We’re breaking records … People are suffering. Your constituents are suffering. What are you going to do about climate change?” she asked. She also accuses Sinema of meeting with lobbyists.

Sinema ignores her and keeps walking, even apologizing to Scott for the interruption from the woman.

This is the second time activists have tried to ambush Sinema at the airport and they have harassed her in several locations over the month. Arizona State University Police have also recommended charges against activists who harassed her on the campus there outside her classroom while she was teaching and then followed her into the bathroom, continuing to film while she was in there.

While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has claimed they’re getting closer and Joe Biden invited Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to his home in Delaware, it doesn’t appear that either Manchin or Sinema are caving on their points. Indeed, Biden has had to cave a lot on his numbers, coming down from $3.5 trillion to now reports of $1.75 trillion. But Manchin is holding to his $1.5 trillion number as well as his other objections and has said that he’s willing to walk away and not pass anything in regard to Biden’s social spending bill. We’ll have to see what the week brings.

 

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated there was a two-person security detail with Sinema, based on the video provided. One of the men in the video has since been identified as U.S. Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina.