Democratic leaders were fired for doing little to push back the overthrow of Roe v. Wade, but a lot of their problems would be solved if two senators played ball. That pair are Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin, both of whom have long stood in the way of progress, refusing to, among other things, end the filibuster so they can pass key legislation. They’re unlikely to do an about-face, but one Sinema challenger wants her to do one thing: explain to her constituents why abortion rights won’t be saved.
Hi @SenatorSinema Why don’t you have a town hall in Arizona to explain your choice to protect an old Senate rule over a woman’s right to an abortion?
You haven’t had a town hall in a while, I’ll co-host one, it helps. https://t.co/zhMVnlJbZc
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) July 2, 2022
According raw story, Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego, who is reportedly considering running in 2024, took to Twitter, suggesting she has a town hall in her state. That way, she can “explain your choice to protect an old Senate rule instead of a woman’s right to an abortion.” He pointed out that it’s been a while since she held one, and if it helps, he’ll co-host.
Sinema has not only opposed such burning issues as the end of the systematic obstruction, the increase in the minimum wage or the protection of the right to abortion. She also refuses to explain her decisions. That angered his fellow Democrats in Arizona, and his poll has long been in the stands. But here’s an opportunity for her to have a nice chat with her constituents, who may also be curious as to why she’s more worried about people dragging the crowd of “thoughts and prayers” than avoiding 10-year-old children are forced to give birth.
(Going through raw story)