Arizona Democrats push Sinema censure vote off until January

The Arizona Democratic Party said it will not vote on a resolution to censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) on Saturday, postponing the vote to January, according to an Arizona Republic report.

The Arizona Democratic Party’s Progressive Caucus had introduced the resolution to censure the first-term senator for “failing to support the tenets of the 2016 Democratic Party platform.” However, it submitted the resolution too late for it to be put to a vote at the Saturday meeting of the party, according to party spokesperson Matt Grodsky.

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As a result, the censure resolution will be considered before the full party at its January meeting.

On Saturday the party will discuss a months-old resolution on whether the progressive caucus will censure Sinema and whether that resolution will receive a full floor vote remains unclear, according to Grodsky.

The Progressive Caucus, the largest in the state Democratic Party, has pushed for the resolution over what it says is Sinema’s history of voting with Republicans and the Trump administration, including her votes to confirm Attorney General William BarrBill BarrFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Why a backdoor to encrypted data is detrimental to cybersecurity and data integrity FBI official who worked with Mueller raised doubts about Russia investigation MORE and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

Mark Kelly, one of several Democratic candidates vying to face off against Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallySenate GOP set to vote on Trump's Supreme Court pick before election Netflix distances from author's comments about Muslim Uyghurs but defends project On The Trail: Making sense of this week's polling tsunami MORE (R-Ariz.) next year, defended Sinema in an interview with the Republic, although he said that he “probably would not have” voted to confirm Barr.

"I think Senator Sinema's doing a very good job representing us in the United States Senate," Kelly said. "I think regardless of who the person is in office, we are all not going to agree with every vote that every member of Congress takes. It's just clear. I'm not going to necessarily agree with every vote she takes, certainly not every vote Senator McSally takes, and that's certainly true for all of us."