Did You Catch How a CNN Chyron Identified Kyrsten Sinema?

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Posted: Jan 17, 2022 8:00 AM
Did You Catch How a CNN Chyron Identified Kyrsten Sinema?

Source: AP Photo/Susan Walsh

As Matt already detailed, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) is persona non grata in the Democratic Party right now after she dashed any hope the left had of changing the filibuster, thereby tanking their radical voting rights bill.

That anger toward Sinema showed on CNN last week, whether “mistakenly” or not is up for debate, when a chyron on “Anderson Cooper 360” labeled her a Republican as the host played footage of her Senate floor speech opposing changes to the filibuster. 

"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 protecting our country from wild reversals in federal policy,” she said. 

"It is a view I've held during my years serving in both the U.S. House and the Senate, and it is the view that I continue to hold," she continued. "It is the belief that I have shared many times in public settings, and in private settings.”

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley warned Democrats that their attacks against her "do not make that a reality."