Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez welcomed Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s departure from the Democratic Party, adding that her constituents deserved better.
The Democrat and Liberal Brandon from New York said Ms Sinema’s exit will open the race and nomination when she is re-elected in 2024.
“Not once in this long soliloquy does Sinema offer a single concrete value or policy that she believes in. She spells out no goal for Arizonans, no vision, no commitment,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. in response to Ms. Sinema’s announcement. become independant.
“It’s ‘no health care, just vibes’ for the Senate. People deserve more. I am grateful that this race and nomination has opened up,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez added.
Ms Sinema blamed ideological inflexibility when she made the explosive announcement on Friday.
The Arizona legislator has often split from her party on key issues, including her resistance to getting rid of the filibuster, to the ire of her more liberal colleagues.
Advocacy groups were already vying for a competitive primary challenge against the senator in 2024, and Ms Sinema met angry activists in public places over her decisions in the upper house.
Despite her departure, Ms. Sinema will retain her committee assignments, according to Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer.
“Kyrsten is independent, that’s how she’s always been,” Schumer said.