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 CollinsMcConnell proposes compressed schedule for impeachment trial GOP can beat Democrats after impeachment — but it needs to do this one thing Juan Williams: Counting the votes to remove Trump MORE (Maine) and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiJuan Williams: Counting the votes to remove Trump Roberts under pressure from both sides in witness fight Murkowski wants senators to 'really hear the case' before deciding on impeachment witnesses MORE (Alaska).

 

The analysis found 58 percent of bills Sinema co-sponsored have Republican sponsors, with Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinTrump's trial a major test for McConnell, Schumer Poll: West Virginia voters would view Manchin negatively if he votes to convict Trump Pelosi set to send impeachment articles to the Senate next week 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 TrumpSanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' MORE and the Senate’s Republican majority, specifically citing her votes to confirm Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrParnas attorney asks William Barr to recuse himself from investigation Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Pentagon to place new restrictions, monitoring on foreign military students 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.