Senator Kyrsten Sinema has been fired from a leading progressive firm after quitting the Democratic Party.
Leading progressive digital company Authentic has fired Kyrsten Sinema as a customer after the Arizona senator announced she was leaving the Democratic Party, according to a person close to the firm.
Authentic has represented Sinema for years. But the firm faced an internal revolt over its work for the senator earlier this year, when it voted against several Biden administration initiatives and refused to support overhauling the filibuster rules to postpone voting rights laws.
The digital company Sinema is dropping is an example of the problems she could face. Sinema was not dropped because she is no longer a Democrat. Many liberal and progressive companies work for Bernie Sanders and he is also an independent.
The problem is the kind of independent Sinema has become. Sinema is a pro-business obstructionist who cares more about her brand and protecting her seat than any ideological agenda.
Progressives rallied around Sinema and supported her Senate campaign. They’re a big reason she won.
Without the democratic and progressive support, Sinema is not just a senator without a party. She’s a senator who may not have the basic infrastructure needed to win.
Kyrsten Sinema has chosen this path, which may take her straight out of the Senate.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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