Ana Navarro, co-host of ABC’s liberal daytime gabfest “The View,” accused Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Wednesday of pulling a “bait-and-switch” on her Arizona constituents.
Throughout a phase highlighting the potential for some progressive Democrats to again main challenges to Sinema and fellow reasonable Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., over their refusal to scrap the Senate filibuster, Navarro claimed the previous had modified her politics since taking workplace in 2019.
Navarro, a Republican who’s a dependable Democratic Occasion booster, responded to co-host Joy Behar questioning why West Virginians “put up with” Manchin due to his stances towards quite a few Democratic coverage factors.
“I don’t assume West Virginians really feel that approach, and I’ve informed you that I put Manchin and Sinema in very totally different classes as a result of Manchin has at all times been a reasonable, and he’s a fixture in West Virginia. They’ve elected him time and time once more,” Navarro mentioned.
“Kyrsten Sinema, this was the primary time she was elected. And Kyrsten Sinema was a progressive liberal who used to indicate up and protest towards Democrat moderates. And so I believe she pulled a bait-and-switch on the voters of Arizona,” she added, earlier than stating she noticed no downside with primaries as a result of elected officers had been accountable to voters.
Sinema started her political profession as a member of the Arizona Inexperienced Occasion and was an advocate for quite a few progressive points earlier than becoming a member of the Arizona Democratic Occasion within the mid-2000s. After serving seven years within the Arizona state legislature, Sinema was elected to the U.S. Home of Representatives in 2012 and developed a extra centrist popularity. She then defeated former Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., within the 2018 Arizona Senate election.
Navarro’s feedback proceed a protracted pattern of media figures hammering Sinema over her reasonable positions.
Left-wing comic Stephen Colbert mocked Sinema this week over her assist for sustaining the filibuster and disparaged her look, whereas others compared her to segregationists in the course of the civil rights period.