For Immediate Release
Friday, December 9, 2022
Patriotic Millionaires: Senator Sinema Hasn’t Been a Democrat For Years
“By registering as an Independent, Sinema is just admitting what the rest of us have known for years – she has no allegiance to the Democratic party or Democratic voters. Sinema works for her ultra-rich, corporate donors, and no one else.”
Washington, DC – Today, Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema announced that she is leaving the Democratic party and registering as an Independent.
In response, Morris Pearl, the Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires and a former managing director at BlackRock, Inc., released the following statement:
“This news hardly comes as a shock because Senator Sinema hasn’t really been a Democrat for years.
She’s spent her time in the Senate obstructing and outright sabotaging the Democratic party’s biggest priorities. In the past year alone, she torpedoed efforts to raise corporate taxes in Biden’s Build Back Better Act, killed the momentum to change the carried interest loophole in the Inflation Reduction Act, and tanked the movement to change the filibuster to safeguard American elections – all things that Democrats rightly wanted to do to make life better for working people.
She may have run years ago as a progressive, but it’s been clear for a long time that Sinema was a Democrat in name only. By registering as an Independent, Sinema is just admitting what the rest of us have known for years – she has no allegiance to the Democratic party or Democratic voters. Sinema works for her ultra-rich, corporate donors, and no one else.
Her label change might improve her prospects of winning a corporate board room seat after her inevitable demise in 2024, but it won’t change the fact that she has never and will never have the best interests of ordinary Arizonans and Americans at heart.”
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