Sinema doubles down on filibuster defense amid GOP’s assault on voting rights

Kyrsten Sinema, image via Screengrab.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona is doubling down on her commitment to upholding the archaic legislative filibuster as congressional Democrats and the White House attempt to chart a path forward for their voting rights agenda amid the GOP’s nationwide—and intensifying—assault on the franchise.
In recent months, Senate Republicans have used the 60-vote filibuster rule on three separate occasions to block debate on a sweeping pro-democracy bill known as the For the People Act; Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.

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Sinema doubles down on filibuster defense amid GOP’s assault on voting rights

Kyrsten Sinema, image via Screengrab.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona is doubling down on her commitment to upholding the archaic legislative filibuster as congressional Democrats and the White House attempt to chart a path forward for their voting rights agenda amid the GOP’s nationwide—and intensifying—assault on the franchise.
In recent months, Senate Republicans have used the 60-vote filibuster rule on three separate occasions to block debate on a sweeping pro-democracy bill known as the For the People Act; Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.

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Wake up, progressives: You’re lucky to have Kyrsten Sinema

Brian Murray knows just how fierce an opponent Arizona’s Sen. Kyrsten Sinema can be. The Republican strategist saw his candidate lose to Democrat Sinema in their 2012 race for the House.
Calling the experience “unpleasant,” Murray admits his candidate, Vernon Parker, was flawed, but “flawed candidates win all of the time. Kyrsten, however, was an absolute machine.

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Wake up, progressives: You’re lucky to have Kyrsten Sinema

Brian Murray knows just how fierce an opponent Arizona’s Sen. Kyrsten Sinema can be. The Republican strategist saw his candidate lose to Democrat Sinema in their 2012 race for the House.
Calling the experience “unpleasant,” Murray admits his candidate, Vernon Parker, was flawed, but “flawed candidates win all of the time. Kyrsten, however, was an absolute machine.

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Wake up, progressives: You’re lucky to have Kyrsten Sinema

Brian Murray knows just how fierce an opponent Arizona’s Sen. Kyrsten Sinema can be. The Republican strategist saw his candidate lose to Democrat Sinema in their 2012 race for the House.
Calling the experience “unpleasant,” Murray admits his candidate, Vernon Parker, was flawed, but “flawed candidates win all of the time. Kyrsten, however, was an absolute machine.

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Wake up, progressives: You’re lucky to have Kyrsten Sinema

Brian Murray knows just how fierce an opponent Arizona’s Sen. Kyrsten Sinema can be. The Republican strategist saw his candidate lose to Democrat Sinema in their 2012 race for the House.
Calling the experience “unpleasant,” Murray admits his candidate, Vernon Parker, was flawed, but “flawed candidates win all of the time. Kyrsten, however, was an absolute machine.

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The Mess Democrats Are In

US President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on April 28. (Photo by Melina Mara / Pool / AFP via Getty Images)

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The Mess Democrats Are In

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My Vauxhall Zafira was faulty so I claimed on Section 75

GRACE ON THE CASE: My credit card firm said it would pay storage costs on the faulty Vauxhall Zafira I bought – why has it reversed its decision?

A driver had to put her car in the garage after it developed several faults 
The car seller refused to issue a refund so she carried out a Section 75 claim 
Her credit card firm promised to pay storage charges but then changed its mind
Do you have a consumer problem? Contact: grace.gausden@thisismoney.co.

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My Vauxhall Zafira was faulty so I claimed on Section 75

GRACE ON THE CASE: My credit card firm said it would pay storage costs on the faulty Vauxhall Zafira I bought – why has it reversed its decision?

A driver had to put her car in the garage after it developed several faults 
The car seller refused to issue a refund so she carried out a Section 75 claim 
Her credit card firm promised to pay storage charges but then changed its mind
Do you have a consumer problem? Contact: grace.gausden@thisismoney.co.

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