Arizona Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was harassed last weekend by a leftist group that is funded by the same organization that cornered then-Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake over Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.
In 2018, two women cornered Flake, a Republican, in a U.S. Capitol elevator and spent minutes demanding that he vote against confirming now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Look at me when I’m talking to you. You’re telling me that my assault doesn’t matter!”: Protesters confront Sen. Jeff Flake moments after he announces he will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh. https://t.co/Cc5y9kura1 pic.twitter.com/qqvz3jx8JF
— CNN (@CNN) September 28, 2018
The Center for Popular Democracy, a group that champions “equity,” partnerships with “progressive unions,” and racial justice, proudly claimed the confrontation in an email to donors.
“Last week, you saw protestors interrupting the Kavanaugh hearings, trying to slow it down and show the Judiciary Committee how much they/we care. Those protests were organized by the Women’s March and the Center for Popular Democracy and other groups,” an email from the organization stated.
The Arizona Republican still voted in favor of advancing Kavanaugh’s confirmation but after being intimidated by the protesters, called a delay on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote and asked the FBI to conduct a probe into the sexual allegations against Kavanaugh as a condition of his support.
Living United for Change in Arizona, the group that harassed and filmed Sinema in an Arizona State University bathroom while they demanded that she vote for President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better Plan” and amnesty for illegal aliens, is one of CPD’s close partners. According to Ballotpedia, Living United “was an Arizona partner organization of the Center for Popular Democracy, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was formed to support state and local progressive movements.”
CPD not only works closely with Living United due to their similar progressive and pro-illegal immigration agendas, but it also uses donations from multiple leftist organizations to fund its partner organization’s efforts. In 2019, CPD gifted Living United at least $332,400 for “base building” and “states power building.” One year earlier, Living United received at least $202,000 for “paid sick days” and “minimum wage.” CPD’s 501(c)(4), the Center for Popular Democracy Action Fund also gave $984,806 to Living United in 2016 for “paid sick leave” and “minimum wage.”
Left-wing billionaire George Soros also gave at least $1.5 million to Living United for Change in Arizona in 2019 and at