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ROUND-UP: Backlash to Sinema’s “I Don’t Care. I Can Go On Any Board I Want To… I Saved the Senate By Myself” Comments 

 “I don’t care [about re-election]. I can go on any board I want to. I can be a college president. I can do anything. I saved the Senate filibuster by myself. I saved the Senate by myself.” – Kyrsten Sinema to Mitt Romney, as published in “Romney: A Reckoning”

Kyrsten Sinema is rightly taking a lot of heat for her comments to Mitt Romney indicating she’s already thinking about her next payday. And her staff’s attempts at spin damage aren’t working.  

The headlines speak for themselves:

The New Republic: Kyrsten Sinema’s Delusional Exit Interview 

Jason Linkins | October 28, 2023 

What does the future hold for Kyrsten Sinema? The Arizona senator, who’s best described as a dull person’s idea of an interesting person, famously flounced from the Democratic Party last December. […] But if remarks attributed to her in a new book by McKay Coppins are any guide, she seems sanguine about her future and determined to go out with her trademark delusions of grandeur.

Arizona Republic: Mitt Romney throws Kyrsten Sinema under the bus

EJ Montini | October 24, 2023 

The Arizona senator’s staff, sensing this might come off as just a bit — or more — vainglorious, issued a statement contesting the accuracy of Romney’s account. […] Still, I’ve got a feeling I know which version of the exchange most of Sinema’s constituents will believe.

RawStory: ‘Delusions of grandeur’: Kyrsten Sinema busted for saying she ‘saved the Senate’

David McAfee | October 28, 2023 

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) was mocked for purportedly saying she single-handedly saved the U.S. Senate. […] Last month, the ex-Democrat was reported to have privately insisted to donors she has a path to victory that involves winning over Republican voters.

Washington Press: Self-satisfied: How Kyrsten Sinema thinks she’s “saved the Senate”

Jason Miciak | October 29, 2023 

One has to be extremely careful to note that there have been many more truly arrogant people who have served in the august body that is the United States Senate, but it would be almost impossible to find any Senator who was or is more arrogant and self-satisfied than Kyrsten Sinema.

Arizona Republic: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema says ‘Romney’ book misconstrues her ‘I don’t care’ reelection comments.

Ron Hansen | October 24, 2023

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema says a new book about her friend and fellow Sen. Mitt Romney “misconstrued” comments by her saying she didn’t care if her view of the legislative filibuster costs her reelection.

Pride: Kyrsten Sinema’s Main Character Syndrome Is Getting So Embarrassing

Christopher Wiggins | October 26, 2023

Not sure what main character syndrome is and why its embarrassing AF, then check out exhibit A: Arizona’s Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. The delusion is real — and dangerous.

Daily Kos: Sinema reportedly doesn’t care if she loses her Senate seat, because then she can cash in

Laura Clawson | October 24, 2023

But also check out Sinema’s ambitions: “I can go on any board I want to. I can be a college president.” Being a corporate board member is a classic way to make a lot of money relative to the effort you put in. And being a college president is, like being a U.S. senator, a job that places a premium on schmoozing and fundraising—but for substantially higher pay.

Alternet: ‘I don’t care’: Kyrsten Sinema plans to cash in on Senate infamy if she loses reelection in 2024

Carl Gibson | October 30, 2023 

As the New Republic noted, the filibuster isn’t actually a tradition in the Senate, nor is it even mentioned in the US Constitution. Former President Barack Obama once called it a “Jim Crow relic.” Sinema’s colleague, Senator Angus King (I-Maine), has called for it to be reformed by requiring those who use it to actually hold the Senate floor in what’s known as a “talking filibuster.”

Advocate: Kyrsten Sinema Unfazed by Re-election Prospects, ‘Can Do Anything,’ According to New Book

Christopher Wiggins | October 26, 2023 

The documented discourse between Sinema and Romney also exposes their mutual sentiments of estrangement within their respective parties, alongside a shared dedication to upholding their perceived truths against party pressures.

“Sinema affectionately nicknamed Romney ‘trouble,'” Coppins wrote in the book, according to Insider.


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