AXIOS: Why Kyrsten Sinema left the Democratic Party
On December 9, 2022, U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema from Arizona announced that she had left the Democratic Party and is now a registered Independent. For committee assignments, Sinema intends to caucus with the Democratic party – however she will no longer attend Democratic caucus meetings or events.
The big question on everyone’s mind is two-fold, “Why now?” and “What next?”. Although both the White House and leadership say this “won’t overly impact” Senate operations, many are wondering what this means for Sinema and the future of moderates.
In this Axios article, ROKK Senior Vice President John LaBombard discusses why he believes Sinema made this change and what’s next for the Senator from Arizona.