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Lauren Boebert praises Kyrsten Sinema for leaving the Democratic party

Rep. Lauren Boebert/Sen. Kyrsten Sinema
Rep. Lauren Boebert/Sen. Kyrsten SinemaPhoto: Shutterstock/Gage Skidmore

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!”

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.

Gabbard and Boebert have long histories of anti-LGBTQ+ statements and actions, while Sinema is an out, bisexual woman.

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