Earlier this week, Sinema helped to prevent the passage of crucial voting rights legislation by voting against filibuster reform.
Unlike Sinema, Kelly backed ending the filibuster — a vote he called "the right one for Arizona."
The GOP is radicalizing against democracy, and Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema bucked their own party. U.S. democracy ultimately may not be able to fix itself.
“They have forced us to have five months of discussions that have gone absolutely nowhere," the Vermont senator complained.
The two Democratic senators killed any chance of passing voting rights legislation by opposing filibuster changes after Republicans blocked it from advancing.
The group said that Sinema’s stance on not changing filibuster rules to pass voting rights legislation “undermines the foundations of our democracy.”
The plea from the King family brings an especially powerful voice to an increasingly tense campaign to pressure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to change her mind.
Leaders and activists alike sounded off: “Like being almost in an abusive relationship”; “disappointed to say the least”; “I will never understand.”
From voting rights to bolstering the social safety net, the president lacks the votes to pass his agenda in Congress.
In a floor speech defending the filibuster, Sinema described a country and a political system that just doesn’t exist.
"History will remember Sen. Sinema unkindly," King III said after the Arizona lawmaker said she wouldn't support filibuster changes to pass voting rights legislation.
The Arizona senator's speech opposing filibuster changes on Thursday cast a cloud over Democrats' final voting rights push.
Democrats will either soon pass voting rights legislation over a GOP filibuster -- or leave voters in key states to grapple with voter suppression themselves.
Democrats are still trying to nail down a host of tax provisions in their Build Back Better bill, and one senator has a lot of sway.
Once a self-styled “Prada socialist” labeled as “too extreme” by Arizona Democrats, U.S. Sen. Sinema (D-Ariz.) has found new power as a centrist in an evenly split Senate.
One Democrat called Build Back Better “an implied endorsement of the Trump tax cuts.”
"You stripped middle and lower socioeconomic of programs that would be life-changing and kept drug prices up and you think that's funny?" a Twitter user said.
The Arizona senator says her role model is John McCain, who relished attacking the drug industry.
“When you have 50 Democrats, every one is the president," the president said of his party's narrow majority in the Senate in a town hall.
If Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin get their way, lots of people will lose.