The Democrats rejoiced in January when Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff won their races and gave the party control of the Senate. And that benefit enabled them to enforce a major COVID relief bill that helped millions of Americans.
But the party has a much bigger agenda that it wants to achieve. Unfortunately, Democrats Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema seem to be standing in the way of their progress.
During a segment on Wednesday night, Joy Reid took Sinema up for pretending to be caring for the democratic agenda without really supporting it. The presenter told her audience:
“She (Sinema) understands what is happening in her own state. I can only conclude that she supports what they're doing and wants it to go on because she says – she's on the bill – she's a co-sponsor (of the For the People Act, which deals with suffrage). It really comes in handy to have her show up in black churches on MLK day so that she can cover herself that way. But I can only conclude that what she sees what the Republicans are doing, she is for it, because she is not for changing it. It's not there to stop. I don't know what else to conclude. "
Joy Reid slams Kyrsten Sinema for pretending to care about about voting rights. pic.twitter.com/RVEatnHueA
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The Arizona Senator is currently under fire for missing a vote on a bill that would have created a 1/6 commission. Although she says she had important business to attend to, she hasn't explained why she wasn't there.
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