Sinema might lose Emily’s List support for next election

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Emily’s List, a political action group committed to supporting female Democratic candidates to the office if they allow abortion threatens to deny help to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., as she is against Senate rules change, FOX News reported.

Emily’s List president Laphonza Butler said in a statement Tuesday that Sinema may “find herself standing alone in the next election” if she does not allow efforts to alter the rules of the chamber so legislation on election overhaul could be passed by the Democrats.

“Understanding that access to the ballot box and confidence in election results are critical to our work and our country, we have joined with many others to impress upon Sen. Sinema the importance of the pending voting rights legislation in the Senate,” Butler said in the statement. “So far those concerns have not been addressed.”

She stated that the action committee has not “endorsed or contributed to Sen. Sinema since her election in 2018”.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Sinema, D-Ariz., at the U.S. Capitol building on June 8, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

He went on insisting that Sinema’s decision to “reject the voices of allies, partners and constituents who believe the importance of voting rights outweighs that of an arcane process means she will find herself standing alone in the next election.”

“So, we want to make it clear: if Sen. Sinema can not support a path forward for the passage of this legislation, we believe she undermines the foundations of our democracy, her own path to victory and also the mission of EMILY’s List, and we will be unable to endorse her moving forward,” Butler said.

With her undying support for the filibuster, Sinema suffered a blow last week by her party for the passage of a couple of election bills over combined Senate GOP opposition.

She said she will refuse to vote to decline the 60-vote threshold of the senate.

“This week’s harried discussions about Senate rules are but a poor substitute for what I believe could have and should have been a thoughtful public debate at any time over the past year,” Sinema said.