AOC wants Sinema gone.
If New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has her way, Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema will be primaried when she faces reelection in 2024.
After the headline-grabbing Roe v. Wade draft opinion leak, which AOC called a “disaster,” the New York Democrat called for Republicans and “Dem obstructionists” to be held accountable. The latter, she said should be held accountable for not voting according to party lines.
Her criticism comes after Sinema released a statement defending her decision to support the filibuster, citing the filibuster as a critical protector for women’s health legislation in the last ten years.
She started her statement by saying, “A woman’s healthcare choices should be between her, her family, and her doctor. Overturning Roe v. Wade endangers the health and wellbeing of women in Arizona and across America.”
Sinema went on to defend her decision on the filibuster, writing, “Protections in the Senate safeguarding against the erosion of women’s access to health care have been used half-a-dozen times in the past ten years, and are more important now than ever.”
However, AOC, who wasn’t pleased with Sinema, argued that lawmakers “could protect Roe tomorrow, but Sinema refuses to act on the filibuster,” adding that the Arizona Democrat “can take a seat talking about ‘women’s access to healthcare'” until she changes her perspective on the filibuster.
In the same tweet, Ocasio-Cortez stated, “Hold everyone contributing to this disaster accountable, GOP & Dem obstructionists included. She should be primaried.”