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Bernie Sanders Nails Kyrsten Sinema’s Reason For Leaving Democratic Party



Sen. Bernie Sanders

During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tore into Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.), calling her a “corporate Democrat” who “sabotaged” party priorities following her announcement that she was becoming an independent.

Asked about Sinema’s decision to leave the Democratic party, Sanders said:

“I happen to suspect that it’s probably a lot to do with politics back in Arizona. I think, the Democrats, they’re not all that enthusiastic about somebody who helps sabotage some of the most important legislation that protects the interests of working families and voting rights and so forth,” he added.

“So I think it really has to do with her political aspirations for the future in Arizona. But for us, I think nothing much has changed in terms of the functioning of the U.S. Senate.”

Sanders said Sinema doesn’t have the guts to take on special interests while attacking her voting record.

“She doesn’t,” Sanders said. “She is a corporate Democrat, who has in fact, along with Senator Manchin sabotaged enormously important legislation.”

Sinema’s announcement that she was leaving the Democratic Party came three days after Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) won re-election and gave Democrats a 51-49 Senate majority.

Watch Sander’s remarks in the video below, via CNN.