Sinema, the first bisexual U.S. Senator, has renounced the Democratic party.
June 27 2023 6:50 PM
Kyrsten Sinema is a member of the U.S. Congress from Arizona's 9th congressional district, first elected in 2012. A member of the Democratic Party, prior to being elected she served in the Arizona legislature from 2005-2001. Known as a progressive, Kyrsten Sinema has been an ardent supporter of the DREAM Act and has campaigned against Propositions 107 and 102, referendums to ban the recognition of same-sex marriage and civil unions in the state of Arizona. Get to know the person recognized as the first openly bisexual person elected to Congress.
Sen. Sinema, once a Democrat but now an independent, has been ridiculing Democrats in front of Republican audiences.
Sinema, the bi senator who's disappointed many of her fellow Democrats, gave a speech promoting her supposed bipartisanship at the McConnell Center Monday.
The out Arizona senator had been the only Democrat not behind a bill on energy and health care, but she's still standing in the way of some pro-LGBTQ+ legislation.
More than 50 Arizona LGBTQ+ activists and allies call on the Human Rights Campaign to urge Sinema to back filibuster reform so that key legislation can move forward.
The bisexual senator is being criticized for blocking progressive legislation -- but she may be ready to negotiate on some of it.
Protesters said Sinema, in failing to back President Biden's "build back better" plan, is betraying the people who elected her.
LGBTQ+ activists say they'll pull support for the bisexual senator if she doesn't end what many see as a roadblock to the Equality Act.
"Vice President Biden is authentic, genuine, and has a track record of building bipartisan coalitions to achieve results," Sinema tweeted.
McSally, who lost to out bi candidate Kyrsten Sinema for one U.S. Senate seat from Arizona, has been appointed to fill the other one.