Lib pundits melt down over Sinema

Liberal pundits melted down Thursday after Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D‑Ariz., said she will not vote to weaken the Senate’s 60-vote filibuster threshold, bucking her party leaders yet again and dealing a major blow to Democrats’ election reform effort. “There’s no need for me to restate my longstanding support for the 60-vote threshold to pass legislation. There’s no need for me to restate its role in protecting our country from wild reversals of federal policy,” Sinema said. “This week’s harried discussions about Senate rules are but a poor substitute for what I believe could have and should have been a thoughtful public debate at any time over the past year.”
Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin and former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann are among the high-profile liberals to scold Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.
(Getty Images)SINEMA DOUBLES DOWN ON FILIBUSTER SUPPORT, DEALING LIKELY FATAL BLOW TO DEMS’ ELECTION BILLSThe remarks match Sinema’s long-held stance on the filibuster and effectively put a potential final nail in the coffin of Democrats’ longshot effort to pass two elections bills over unified Senate GOP opposition. Liberal pundits and columnists didn’t hide their disdain for the Democratic lawmaker. Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin, who has become known for her pivot to boosting Democrats after once holding conservative views, called Sinema’s decision “worse than incoherent or cowardice.” “Sinema is effectively asking the authors of Jim Crow and vote-rigging to give their permission for her to stop it. This is worse than incoherent …

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