The problems continue for Senator Sinema (D-AZ).
According to multiple reports, five members of her staff have resigned.
Their reason… her resistance to the massive spending bill that Democrats want to force through Congress via reconciliation.
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When working for a Senator, especially one of the more prominent moderates in the party, one would think the entire staff would be on the same page.
That does not appear to be the case for Sinema.
Being one of two Democrats not willing to go for a $3.5 trillion price tag, she has been targeted by everyone, and now that would include her own staff.
Five members of her Veterans Advisory Council, in their resignation, stated, “You have become one of the principal obstacles to progress, answering to big donors rather than your own people.
“We shouldn’t have to buy representation from you, and your failure to stand by your people and see their urgent needs is alarming.
“As members of your Veterans Advisory Council for years, we’re deeply concerned by your failure to acknowledge us or seek our input.
“Today, we feel as though we are merely given performative titles and used as window dressing for your own image — not as resources to provide counsel on what’s best for veterans. Given your complete disregard for our input and your unwillingness to act on behalf of your constituents’ needs, we respectfully resign from your Veterans Advisory Council.”
Sinema’s office responded, “We appreciate their diverse views, contributions to legislation, and participation in veteran outreach events.
“While it is unfortunate that apparent disagreement on separate policy issues has led to this decision, I thank them for their service and will continue working every day to deliver for Arizona’s veterans who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe and secure.”
Even though this is a blow to her personally, this could have easily made her cave, but she continues to stand firm, for now.
She will not be a complete holdout, just like Manchin, so all we can hope at this point is that their sticking points are enough to prevent progressives from getting on board and the bill ultimately fails.
Source: Just the News