Sinema touts bipartisan record as Arizona Democrats plan censure vote

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D) touted her bipartisan record on Twitter Wednesday ahead of a planned vote by the state's Democratic Party on whether to censure her.

“Arizonans can count on me to work across the aisle and get things done for our state,” Sinema tweeted, linking to an Arizona Mirror article about an analysis that named her record the most bipartisan among Senate Democrats and the third-most among senators overall, after GOP Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Energy: Perry to step down as Energy secretary | Future of big-game hunting council up in the air | Dems lose vote against EPA power plant rule Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Pence says Turkey agrees to ceasefire | Senators vow to move forward with Turkey sanctions | Mulvaney walks back comments tying Ukraine aid to 2016 probe On The Money: Senate fails to override Trump veto over border emergency | Trump resort to host G-7 next year | Senators to push Turkey sanctions despite ceasefire | McConnell tees up funding votes MORE (Maine) and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiMulvaney defends decision to host G-7 at Doral: Trump 'considers himself to be in the hospitality business' Trump says his Doral resort will no longer host G-7 after backlash Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Pence says Turkey agrees to ceasefire | Senators vow to move forward with Turkey sanctions | Mulvaney walks back comments tying Ukraine aid to 2016 probe MORE (Alaska).

 

The analysis found 58 percent of bills Sinema co-sponsored have Republican sponsors, with Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinOvernight Energy: Perry to step down as Energy secretary | Future of big-game hunting council up in the air | Dems lose vote against EPA power plant rule Senate Dems lose forced vote against EPA power plant rule Schumer seeks focus on health care amid impeachment fever MORE (W.Va.) her closest Democratic competitor at 51 percent.

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The censure vote, scheduled for Saturday, was prompted by the perception among Arizona Democrats that Sinema has too often voted with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Veterans group backs lawsuits to halt Trump's use of military funding for border wall Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails MORE and the Senate’s Republican majority, specifically citing her votes to confirm Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrPelosi releases 'fact sheet' saying Trump has 'betrayed his oath of office' Federal prosecutors interviewed multiple FBI officials for Russia probe review: report Mulvaney walks back comments tying Ukraine aid to 2016 probe MORE and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

The left flank of the party has also cited her failure to join other Senate Democrats in working to reinstate net neutrality rules.

“We are a very diverse group and that means diversity of thought, as well,” state party Chairwoman Felecia Rotellini told the Arizona Republic. “I don’t think it reflects poorly on the party at all, I don’t think it’s an indication of a fracture. I think it’s an indication of a group of people who think differently and have a different perspective on the same topic.”

A spokesperson for the Arizona Democratic Party said Wednesday evening that the resolution would not be considered before the full party on Saturday due to the Progressive Caucus' failure to submit proposed language in time. The vote has been postponed until January.

Updated on Thursday at 11:59 a.m.