Arizona Democrat stays mum on why she missed Capitol riot commission vote

Arizona Democrat stays mum on why she missed Capitol riot commission vote
‘She will be entering into the Congressional record that she would’ve voted yes,’ a spokesman for the Arizona senator says

Democratic senator キルステンシネマ was absent for Friday’s historic vote on a proposed Capitol riot investigation, and she still hasn’t said why.

After Republicans blocked a bill to establish a commission investigating the 6 January Capitol attack, Democrats directed most of their anger at the 35 GOP senators who voted against it. But there were also two Democrats who didn’t even show up for the vote: Senator Patty Murray, and Ms Sinema.

“She will be entering into the Congressional record that she would’ve voted yes,” the Arizona senator’s spokesperson, Hannah Hurley, 言った The Arizona Republic.

Although a majority of the Senate – 54 メンバー, including six Republicans – voted for the bill, it failed to garner the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster. In her public statements, Ms Sinema had both supported the bill and opposed removing or reforming the filibuster.

“We implore our Senate Republican colleagues to work with us to find a path forward on a commission to examine the events of January 6th,” Ms Sinema had said in a 25 May statement with another centrist Democrat, 上院議員 ジョー・マンチン.

Mr Manchin opposes changing the filibuster as well. いつ CNN asked him if he’d be willing to use the “nuclear option” of filibuster reform, the senator replied, "番号, I can’t take the fallout.”

Mr Manchin was present for the Capitol riot commission vote, and voted yes.

In addition to the two absent Democrats, nine Republican senators missed the vote as well. による The Arizona Republic, Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama was seen on a plane leaving Washington the day before the vote.

Some on the left have wondered aloud how Ms Sinema explains her absence.

“Does anyone know why @kyrstensinema skipped the vote on the Jan 6th commission and bailed on her much-hyped push to bring in the magical 10 R votes to break a filibuster?” progressive activist Kai Newkirk ツイート, referring to the ten Republican votes that would have been needed to pass the bill.

Ms Sinema’s office has not yet responded to 独立者のコメントのリクエスト.

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