Sinema faces conflicting pressures in Arizona on Democrats' big agenda bill
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is under new pressure from Republicans and Democrats alike in Arizona over a major Democratic bill advancing the party's agenda.
PHOENIX — Stephen Lumpkin, dressed in a “Trump 2020” T-shirt at a Republican rally on the eve of Arizona's primary, wants the former president to run again in 2024, and believes, against all evidence, he could even get “reinstated” before the next election.
Lumpkin is also a fan of Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema — and wants to see her vote down her party's new bill funding health care and clean energy with a 15% minimum tax on corporations.
“I like her,” said Lumpkin, who lives in Glendale. “I would like to see Sinema stop it. It’s just another money grab, that’s all it is.”
Laura Schroeder, a 54-year-old physician in Phoenix who’s backing Donald Trump-endorsed Republican Blake Masters for Senate, said she’s counting on Sinema to help block the legislation after Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., “p--sied out” and cut a deal with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
“She needs to kill that thing,” Schroeder said.