Five Staff Advisers Abandon Sinema for ‘Hanging’ Arizona ‘Constituents Out to Dry’

Five Staff Advisers Abandon Sinema for ‘Hanging’ Arizona ‘Constituents Out to Dry’

October 21, 2021

Five staff advisers publicly wrote to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in the New York Times to announce they have abandoned her for neglecting Arizona constituents over opposing President Biden’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation proposal.

“You have become one of the principal obstacles to progress, answering to big donors rather than your own people,” they wrote. “We shouldn’t have to buy representation from you, and your failure to stand by your people and see their urgent needs is alarming.”

The group is angered by Sinema’s opposition to nuking the filibuster, raising taxes, and enacting her party’s massive welfare subsidies.

“Democrats were out desperately trying to help her win the seat, and now we feel like, what was it for?” said Sylvia González Andersh, who signed her name on the letter. “It’s very sad to think that someone who you worked for that hard to get elected is not even willing to listen.”

Sinema responded to the staffer’s decision to leave the senator’s side by thanking the advisers for their work. “While it is unfortunate that apparent disagreement on separate policy issues has led to this decision,” she said, “I thank them for their service and will continue working every day to deliver for Arizona’s veterans who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe and secure.”

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