Arizona Senator Kirsten Sinema is leaving the Democratic Party and switching to the Independent Party

Arizona Sen. Kirsten Sinema announced Friday that she has registered as an independent, leaving the Democratic Party just days after winning a runoff race in Georgia to win 51 Senate seats. .

“I join a growing number of Arizonans rejecting party politics by declaring my independence from the corrupt partisan system in Washington,” he said in a local media release from Arizona Central.

Sinema said in a separate Politico interview published Friday that he will not go to a caucus with the Republican Party. If so, Democrats could retain more control in the closely divided chamber.

Democrats held a 50-50 split in the Senate, with Vice President Kamala Harris voting for a tie.

Sen. Raphael Warnock’s victory in Tuesday’s runoff election in Georgia gave them the 51st seat.

Senator Kyrten Sinema of Arizona has switched from Democrat to Independent.
Sen. Kirsten Sinema, a Democrat to Independent, released the video.
Sinema announced its decision via a video on Twitter.
Cinema replaces parties
He announced in a separate interview published Friday that he would not caucus with Republicans.
Twitter / @kyrstensinema
If he joins with Democrats, the party could retain more control in the closely divided chamber.
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Two other current senators — Vermont’s Bernie Sanders and Maine’s Angus King — are registered independents but usually caucus with Democrats.

With post wires


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