February 26, 2021

Arizona Sen. signals opposition to abolishing filibuster

In the realm of politics, 2021 started just as insane as 2020 ended, with Democrats winning two crucial Georgia runoff seats that resulted in a 50-50 tie in the U.S. Senate. With Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaking vote, it gives Democrats control of the upper chamber.

In order to accomplish President Joe Biden’s leftist agenda, Democrats need to abolish the filibuster, which gives the GOP minority some power to push back against undesirable legislation. Many Democrats are on board with the notion, but Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) broke ranks with the party, according to Breitbart, and clearly opposed the elimination of the controversial rule. 

“Kyrsten is against eliminating the filibuster, and she is not open to changing her mind about eliminating the filibuster,” a spokesperson for the Arizona senator revealed to the Washington Post.

At the crux of the renewed debate over the filibuster rule is the rare instance of the 50-50 split Senate. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is attempting to broker a power-sharing agreement with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, which includes the continued use of the filibuster.

So far, Schumer has not agreed to an agreement that would keep the filibuster rule in effect. Reportedly, some Democrats believe that simply threatening to kill the filibuster rule — without actually getting rid of it — serves as a powerful enough deterrent to keep Republicans from using it to obstruct virtually every piece of legislation that President Joe Biden wishes to pass.

Sinema is apparently looking at the big picture, as far as her stance on keeping the filibuster rule, which she made clear late last year in a statement to Politico.

They will not get my vote on [nuking the filibuster],” she said at the time. “In fact, whether I’m in the majority or the minority I would always vote to reinstate the protections for the minority. … It is the right thing for the country.”

Her firm stance on the issue severely hampers progressives in the Democrat party who believe the opposite and would love nothing more than to end McConnell’s filibuster power. Given that all Senate Democrats would need to agree in a vote to end the filibuster, Sinema’s decision effectively kills the idea.

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25 Responses

      1. Maybe she actually thinks that she works for her constituents and that her responsibility comes before propping up the Democrat dictatorship.

        1. I guarentee she will change. They will pressure her. Remember my words. She is party first. FAIRNESS is NOT a party word. As per Mitles Romney, McCosky, etc

      2. Which is why I supported Tulsi Gabbard, even though I was not a Dem at the time. Sorry she’s quit her race for higher office.

    1. She’s looking ahead for what coming in 2022. The Republicans are coming. Then the minority (Dem.) in Congress will lose all power. She’s not dumb like the rest of her party.

  1. Since senator Sinema is opposed to eliminating the filibuster, she better be really careful. Never know what might happen!!!

    1. Ya, The Dirty Clintons have “Gotten Rid” of people for a lot smaller reason than this. I Pray She Packs a .45 like that other little politician LADY.. They are what Keeps America GREAT…

  2. The only thing that is “controversial” about the Senate filibuster is the Democrats’ desire to end it so they can establish totalitarian rule. Any good bill should be able to achieve 60% support in the Senate for approval.

  3. Its not about unity ,the Democrat party wants to eliminate the filibuster so they can have total control from here on in. Biden means unity if you agree what I’M going to ram down your throat.

  4. Thanks Kyrstan. You make me proud to be an Arizonian. One of the few Democrats that have a sense of fairness. You go girl. Oh ya I’m a Republican, and appreciate you.

    1. Hope not. It’s time for moderate Democrats to take a stand even against their party. Remember: Party didn’t put you in the seat of representation, your constituents did…. You don’t owe the party anything, but you do owe your constituents everything in representing their best interest in Congress

  5. Some of the democraps have test tickles and will VOTE AGAINST – the Supreme Leader Hiden Biden? We shall see and that certainly included Joe Manchen from West Virginia? We do pray!

  6. Wow. how refreshing. One demoncrat with a brain and a semblance of fair play. All the rest of them are bought and paid for by the CCP starting with the Biden Crime Family

  7. Good for you Kirsten! Stick by that decision! I am an Arizona voter, and I appreciate anyone who stands with the people. Now, convince mark kelly to do the same!

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