Some people might be calling out Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) the “most detested” politician in the U.S., but she’s still getting support from one person: Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO).
Last week, Sinema announced that she was leaving the Democratic party after spending years thwarting Congressional Democrats’ and President Joe Biden’s agenda. The news came after Democrats in Arizona publicly criticized her for not doing much to help Democratic candidates for Congress or state offices get elected this past election and a poll found that Democratic, Republican, and independent voters in her state all had unfavorable views of her.
That didn’t stop one member of Congress from a different state from praising her.
“Good to see @KyrstenSinema leaving the Democrat Party,” Boebert tweeted. “Just this year we’ve had @TulsiGabbard & Senator Sinema – both high profile Democrats – change parties.”
“Hope many more see the light!”
Good to see @KyrstenSinema leaving the Democrat Party.
Just this year we’ve had @TulsiGabbard & Senator Sinema – both high profile Democrats – change parties.
Hope many more see the light!
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) December 9, 2022
Boebert got a few facts wrong. Sinema didn’t “change parties”; she is now an independent, not a Republican. Sinema is still planning to caucus with the Democrats and expecting to keep the committee seats that come with being a majority party member.
The same is true for former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). She said in October that she was leaving the Democratic party, but even though she has taken on a gig at Fox News, she says she’s an independent. She is not in elected office at the moment, so she doesn’t need to declare a party affiliation.
Kyrsten Sinema: unpopular among everyone.
Sometimes it seems like she's trying to please nobody, and if so, she's succeeding. Sinema is 20 points underwater among Democrats, 10 points underwater with Independents, 18 points underwater among Republicans. pic.twitter.com/dOgsTqP8LW
— Jacob Rubashkin (@JacobRubashkin) September 22, 2022