The Arizona state Democratic Party overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Saturday that criticizes Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) for her opposition to eliminating the filibuster to pass legislation key to the party and for her stance on Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. The resolution passed in the committee in a 415-99 vote, according to Progress Arizona, an organization that advocates for progressives in the state.
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The measure warned Sinema that the state party will “closely watch” her upcoming votes, and if she does not vote for the massive Democratic budget reconciliation package, it will “go officially on record” and “give Senate Sinema a vote of NO CONFIDENCE.” The Arizona Democratic Party also called on Sinema to support ending the filibuster to allow the passage of voting rights legislation, including the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. They urged her to nix the filibuster to help pass other “urgent legislation,” including the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, commonly referred to as the PRO Act. The state party resolution authorizes a possible censure of Sinema if she does not meet the conditions set forth in the letter, adding that could come with “the clear understanding she could potentially lose support of the ADP in 2024.”