“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 Arizona Democratic Party’s Raquel Terán says in a statement pic.twitter.com/KWcPPbgU5G— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 22, 2022
Progressives going out of their way to personally insult the two people who will personally decide trillions of dollars in spending decisions this year seems short-sighted to me tbh— (((David Shor))) (@davidshor) January 22, 2022
The lower your personal opinion of them, the more worried you should be that they’d purposely inflict policy harm out of spite.— (((David Shor))) (@davidshor) January 22, 2022
The people who hate Manchin/Sinema the most are exactly the folks who should think they shouldn’t do this.
Creating some risk of losing a primary challenge might make sense, but once you make it seem overwhelmingly likely she’ll lose a primary then you incentivize her to be as right-wing as possible so she can either switch parties and survive a GOP primary or cash out.— (((David Shor))) (@davidshor) January 22, 2022
"It has long been suspected that Sinema’s goal is to go Independent, and the censure looks like a signal that a break up between Sinema and Democrats is coming."https://t.co/8iafDFGhwn via @politicususa— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) January 22, 2022
I think this will help stem the bleeding with the collapse in support among conservative and moderate Democrats and Independents.
Note: Could Democrats go ahead and lose the Senate now before the 2022 midterms due to a party switch?