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Voters Confront AZ Sen. Kyrsten Sinema over Reconciliation Bill as She Heads Back to D.C.

HeadlineOct 06, 2021

Constituents of Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema are stepping up pressure on the corporate Democrat as she continues to threaten passage of the sweeping reconciliation package that would expand the nation’s social safety net and combat the climate crisis. On Monday, Karina Ruiz, head of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition and a former volunteer on the Sinema campaign, approached the senator on her flight to D.C. to ask her to support immigration reform as part of the legislation.

Karina Ruiz: “I just need to know if you can commit to passing a budget reconciliation that would include immigration and citizenship for people to be protected, like me and many others. Can you commit to that, Senator?”

Senator Sinema mostly ignored Ruiz, even as she went on to share about her father’s recent death. After her flight landed, Sinema was confronted by other constituents at the airport about what she wanted to cut from the Democrats’ Build Back Better Act.

Constituent: “Do you want to cut climate priorities? Is it elder care that you want to cut? Or is it child care?”

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