How much trouble is Kyrsten Sinema really in?

Opinion January 24, 2022 News
How much trouble is Kyrsten Sinema really in?

From CNN | The Point by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor at Large

Over the weekend, the Arizona Democratic Party voted to formally censure one of its own -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema -- after she opposed changing the filibuster rules to allow major voting rights legislation to pass the Senate with just 50 votes.

The move was made as a "result of her failure to do whatever it takes to ensure the health of our democracy," according to Arizona Democratic Party Chair Raquel Terán.

On one level, the censure is purely symbolic. It amounts to a sort of slap on the wrist to the senator for behaving in a way that some party insiders dislike. On the other, it speaks to a broader question: How much political trouble is Sinema actually in? Or, put another way: Is she in real jeopardy of losing her seat in a reelection race?

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