Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) not only ghosted the Democratic Party, but she is also now spilling information about what she is referring to as “dumb” Democrat luncheons with “old dudes” sitting around “eating Jell-O” and everyone bragging about themselves.
The 46-year-old senator that changed from Democrat to Independent told some GOP lobbyists that “caucus lunches” were a total waste of time and she did not have any interest in ever attending them again, according to POLITICO.
“Lunches were ridiculous. … Old dudes are eating Jell-O, everyone is talking about how great they are,” Sinema said. “I don’t really need to be there for that. That’s an hour and a half twice a week that I can get back.”
“The Northerners and the Westerners put cool whip on their Jell-O, and the Southerners put cottage cheese,” she added just to add some flavor to the fun she was poking at her former party.
Sinema made it clear that she wasn’t going to caucus with Democrats because she intended to spend her days doing more “productive” things for the people that voted for her.
“I’m formally aligned with the Democrats for committee purposes,” Sinema said. “But apart from that I am not a part of the caucus.”
“I spend my days doing productive work, which is why I’ve been able to lead every bipartisan vote that’s happened the last two years,” she added.
The senator made it known in December that she was leaving the Democratic Party and registering as an independent.
“Arizonans – including many registered as Democrats or Republicans – are eager for leaders who focus on common-sense solutions rather than party doctrine,” Sinema wrote in an opinion column published in The Arizona Republic.
“But if the loudest, most extreme voices continue to drive each party toward the fringes – and if party leaders stay more focused on energizing their bases than delivering for all Americans – these kinds of lasting legislative successes will become rarer,” she added.
“It’s no wonder a growing number of Americans are registering as independents. … When politicians are more focused on denying the opposition party a victory than they are on improving Americans’ lives, the people who lose are everyday Americans,” Sinema continued. “I have joined the growing numbers of Arizonans who reject party politics by declaring my independence from the broken partisan system in Washington.”
— New York Post (@nypost) March 23, 2023