Former Green Party Member, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Helps Kill Minimum Wage Amendment

Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who was a member of the Green Party before 2004, was one of seven Senate Democrats (and one Independent) who voted with all 50 Republicans today to kill debate on consideration of an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.  The motion was to amend the Coronavirus Relief package, which is currently before the Senate.  The Senate parliamentarian has previously held the minimum wage increase cannot be a part of the Coronavirus bill under the agreed upon Senate rules.  After the vote, on the floor of the Senate, Sinema made a thumbs down gesture in allusion to the gesture the late Senator John McCain of Arizona made while voting down a repeal of Obamacare in 2017.

On Twitter, Sinema posted the following note about her vote:

As a member of the Green Party, Sinema worked on the 2000 presidential campaign of Ralph Nader. She ran as the Green Party- backed Independent candidate for Arizona House of Representatives in 2002, finishing in third place with 8 percent of the vote.  Two years later she joined the Democratic Party and won election to the Arizona House. She described herself as the most liberal member of the body in 2006.  She was elected to the Arizona Senate in 2010, the US House of Representatives in 2012, and the US Senate in 2018.  She is now considered one of the most moderate Democrats in the Senate.

Earlier today the Green Party tweeted the following about the minimum wage amendment:

8 thoughts on “Former Green Party Member, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Helps Kill Minimum Wage Amendment

  1. Anastasia Beaverhausen

    Another waste of time and space on this website. Someone who was in a third party eons ago but is now part of the duopoly does not rate any space here.

  2. SocraticGadfly

    Funny, Saturn (and where have you been?) I thought the same about most of your comments from the last third of last year on.

  3. Anastasia Beaverhausen

    Interesting that Mr. “Saturn” can’t respond to the merits of my comment (that his article on a THIRD PARTY political website is about someone who hasn’t been in a third party for many eons and therefore doesn’t qualify to be posted here) except to issue a gratuitous insult.

    Clearly, I’ve stuck something in his craw – his lack of posting anything of current third party relevance is striking and a waste of all of our time.

  4. Anastasia Beaverhausen

    Wow – two insults in a row! Congratulations, Mr. Deliberately Obtuse.

    You are deliberately missing my point yet again, which is the article shouldn’t have been here in the first place since she hasn’t been in a third party for a long time, so the article was pointless and wasn’t even worthy of reading.

    (Suggestion: Maybe the website can display the author’s name on articles before we click on them, so I can avoid yours from now on.)

  5. paulie

    Author name is at the bottom of articles next to date. I’m back on here temporarily doing research for April 1st articles tomorrow.

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