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Rumors are rampant on Twitter about the next possible Democrat to take on Biden and Harris for the Party’s nomination for president in 2024.
And that person is none other than the senator Sinema who has been a thorn in the side of the Biden administration for an entire year, Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.
“THREAD on Sinema: Sinema’s behavior has made no common sense to me. Surely she knows too that she would lose in the 2024 Democratic primary. Why would she do it? I have info from an inside source who lives in AZ and has a direct connection. With his permission am sharing,” liberal activist and feminist Amy Siskind said.
“First, and this likely isn’t breaking news to anyone: Sinema has a highly overinflated ego. She believes since she has been able to work her way up, and accumulate so many academic degrees in a short time, she is a true super star -head and shoulders above intellectually.
“To Sinema, as many of us suspected, her term in the U.S. Senate, she believes is just a stopping ground for her next step. She doesn’t assume she will need to be re-elected. This is something I imagined, but assumed she would be a consultant or something of that variety,” the activist said.
“But nope, I was wrong. That isn’t what Sinema believes will be her next step. With her inflated ego and small circle of friends, many of whom she has alienated and lost, not pushing back, she has been living in an echo chamber. The big $$$ corp donors are happy to feed this.
“Sinema believes she will be running to President in 2024 I am told. This self-styled bipartisanship she believes she speaks for, will be her brand to run as the candidate in the middle. Not far-left of far-right. She has convinced herself this is her calling and she has it,” she said.
“And you can see why having alienated so many close to her, & believing she is smarter than everyone else in DC and beyond, and with the corporate donors feeding this too while she tows their line, this misguided fantasy can be her view. This I am told is what is happening.
“One postscript per my friend: Sinema believes MAGA elected officials will reject partisanship when they are given a choice of her or Trump. Yes, the land of magical thinking. But here we are folks!” the activist said.
“I have known about this for a few months, but did not want to betray my friend’s confidence. And he assumed the media would come knocking and find this story – it is well known in Sinema’s inner circle! But they never did, so today he messaged me and said time to go public!” she said.
THREAD on Sinema:
Sinema's behavior has made no common sense to me. Surely she knows too that she would lose in the 2024 Democratic primary. Why would she do it?
I have info from an inside source who lives in AZ and has a direct connection. With his permission am sharing.
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) January 13, 2022
The activist group Occupy Democrats was incensed at the idea of Sen. Sinema campaigning for president as she is not as progressive as many Democrats would prefer.
“BREAKING: Activist Amy Siskind reveals that an inside source with Kyrsten Sinema says the senator is behaving this way because she wants to run for president in 2024 as a moderate who is neither ‘far-left’ nor ‘far-right.’ RT IF YOU WILL NEVER VOTE FOR SINEMA FOR PRESIDENT!” the group said.
BREAKING: Activist Amy Siskind reveals that an inside source with Kyrsten Sinema says the senator is behaving this way because she wants to run for president in 2024 as a moderate who is neither "far-left" nor "far-right." RT IF YOU WILL NEVER VOTE FOR SINEMA FOR PRESIDENT!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) January 14, 2022
And former Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who now heads his own Forward Party, weighed in on the idea.
“Well this is interesting – Kyrsten Sinema running for President in 2024? This does make sense,” he said.
Well this is interesting – Kyrsten Sinema running for President in 2024? This does make sense. https://t.co/Y2BLD0XPym
— Andrew Yang🧢⬆️🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) January 14, 2022
The rumors began Thursday, after the senator made it known that she would not change the filibuster to allow the Democrats to pass their sweeping changes to voting laws.
“There’s no need for me to restate my longstanding support for the 60-vote threshold to pass legislation. There’s no need for me to restate its role in protecting our country from wild reversals of federal policy,” she said, Fox News reported. “This week’s harried discussions about Senate rules are but a poor substitute for what I believe could have and should have been a thoughtful public debate at any time over the past year.”
“But what is the legislative filibuster, other than a tool that requires new federal policy to be broadly supported by senators, representing the broader cross-section of Americans… Demands to eliminate this threshold from whichever party holds the fleeting majority amount to a group of people separated on two sides of a canyon, shouting that solution to their colleagues,” she said.
BREAKING: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema praises proposed voting rights bills but reiterates support for filibuster rule, saying "I will not support separate actions that worsen the underlying disease of division infecting our country." https://t.co/ihVuth6xKF pic.twitter.com/GVNP9wBLYe
— ABC News (@ABC) January 13, 2022
Her reasons are valid, as policies could, and likely would, switch dramatically each time a new party took the power in the Senate.
Th senator confirmed that she does still support the voting bills that Democrats want to pass, but she is not willing to change the rules during the game just to get what she wants.
“While I continue to support these bills I will not support separate actions that worsen the underlying disease of division infecting our country,” she said.