As a self-declared bi-sexual, it’s a given Kyrsten Sinema — Arizona’s most outrageously unlikely U.S. Senator — has had more than a few strange bedfellows, but chances are she outdid herself Tuesday. What’s more, she engaged in her reckless behavior in the senate chamber — In front of witnesses, no less. To compound matters, she forged ahead without so much as a blush.
Sinema joined with Republicans to vote against the extremist Democrat “Green New Deal,” a brainchild of New York Socialist U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, who has declared that Americans must radically alter our lifestyles, modes of transportation to net zero emissions, rebuild our homes and commercial buildings to comply with intrusive green standards to achieve her illusion of GND nirvana or America and the rest of the planet, will be doomed to a prehistoric restoration, sans dinosaurs, within a decade. The extreme proposed legislation also mandates free education, housing, food and economic security for all, without addressing funding.
According to this recent study co-authored by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the former director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, implementation of the colossal “Green New Deal” could cost as much as $93 trillion, or approximately $600,000 per household. Watch his brief interview with Neil Cavuto.
Forty-three Democrats, including the party’s senate presidential candidates —- Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren —- voted “present” on the cloture vote on S.J. Res.8 avoiding having to sign their names to this far-left issue viewed as one the most radical, dangerous, and destructive policies to ever be considered in the chamber.
Sinema, politically astute when she sees a decided future benefit, bedded down with the Republicans.