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.”
So I think CNN accidentally labeled Kyrsten Sinema as a Republican, and I can’t get enough of this. No lies detected there. pic.twitter.com/hykDJkkmud— Megan (@MeganGraupensp1) January 16, 2022
George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley warned Democrats that their attacks against her "do not make that a reality."
CNN labeled Sinema a Republican. https://t.co/6RNd8LZ8oj The media and activists may want to take care that their attacks do not make that a reality. They might want to consider the instant loss of the Senate if either Sinema or Manchin bolts to the GOP. https://t.co/cpqjDqwKXp— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) January 15, 2022