vcczar Posted December 9, 2022 Share Posted December 9, 2022 This doesn't surprise me, but I would have placed my bet on Manchin doing it first. Sinema is highly unpopular with both Dems and the GOP. By becoming an Independent, she's probably actually helping her shot at being reelected. If Dems don't support her, then the GOP gets a seat. I don't think Dems support her, so I feel like the GOP is more likely than not going to win her seat when she's up for reelection. If I were Biden, I'd bring her into the administration so another Dem can get in there. Note that she didn't make her decision until Warnock won his race. What if Warnock had lost? Sinema as definitely veered righward since becoming a politician. When she was young, she was somewhat progressive, and each year she moves rightward. I now expect her to be more unreliable than Manchin in voting, so the supposed 51-49 Senate will still see a lot of Harris breaking tie-votes. This posses a greater issue for Democrats in the difficult 2024 Senate map. Yeah, if Biden has any sense, he'll try to get her out of that seat by "rewarding" her with some sort of high profile admin post or something. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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