As Sen. Kyrsten Sinema continues to defy pressure from Democrats to help kill the filibuster, a major Democrat in the state of Arizona has told her to get in line with President Joe Biden’s agenda or get out of the Senate.
On Friday, former Arizona Attorney General Grant Wood, a major backer of Sinema during her run for U.S. Senate, told HuffPost that the senator must kill the filibuster so that President Joe Biden can continue pushing his agenda.
“I do think that Sen. Sinema and every senator should support ending the filibuster for the voting rights bill,” he said. “To keep the Jim Crow filibuster while losing some of these basic voting rights that are central to our democracy is preposterous.”
Woods was equally critical of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who has also stated he would not kill the filibuster.
“Sen. Sinema should know that, so should Sen. Manchin,” Woods said. “At the end of the day, I’m very hopeful that they’ll