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Arizona Democrats Prepare to Censure Kyrsten Sinema for Insufficiently Leftist Voting Record

Democrats aren’t happy with Kyrsten Sinema’s voting record.

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A group of Arizona Democrats are preparing to censure Senator Kyrsten Sinema for what they believe is a lacking progressive voting record at the state party’s convention this weekend.

The Arizona Democratic Party’s Progressive Caucus has readied a document listing their grievances against the freshman Senator. The progressives accuse Sinema of selling out to Trump and Republicans. They’re especially incensed with her vote to confirm William Barr as Attorney General, in addition to a recent refusal to cosponsor a net neutrality bill.

Sinema usually votes as a traditional progressive Democrat, voting against most of President Trump’s nominees and against legislation favored by the Republican Senate majority. She has cast a few votes deviating from the Democratic Party’s positions- evidently enough to make her a target of progressives in Arizona.

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She won a contentious election against now-Senator Martha McSally in 2018(McSally has since been appointed to the Senate seat formerly held by John McCain). Arizona is a nominally red state that is increasingly trending purple due to mass immigration, from outside the country and from within the territorial United States.

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A leader of the Arizona Democrats’ Progressive Caucus, Dan O’Neil, explained his support for censuring Sinema.

The Progressive Caucus is very concerned with Kyrsten Sinema’s voting record. We love her, as we love all Democrats, but we want her to vote like a Democrat rather than supporting Trump half the time.

A bit of an exaggeration, as Sinema doesn’t vote with Republicans half the time. Her vote to confirm William Barr wasn’t a decisive factor in his confirmation, as the veteran Attorney General was confirmed with a comfortable 54 votes.

Sinema has also voted with Republicans in favor of programs that would actually enact deportation orders for migrants ruled to have invalid asylum claims. The Arizona Progressives do seem more upset about her record with regards to environmental policy, however.

It wouldn’t be the first time a Senator was censured by activists within their own party in the Grand Canyon State. John McCain was censured by Arizona Republicans for his support of amnesty legislation in 2014.

If Democrats are inclined to censure a Senator as nominally moderate as Sinema, there’s no telling as to the insanity they would release should they gain control over the Senate, White House and Supreme Court.

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Josh Hawley Introduces Resolution Against China’s New National Security Law to Punish Hong Kong

Hawley is focusing intently on the red menace.

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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced a resolution on Thursday to oppose China’s new national security law meant to punish Hong Kong and quash their ongoing rebellion against the totalitarian communist state.

Hawley has long been an advocate of Hong Kong freedom protesters throughout their struggle against Chinese tyranny, which has been sidelined in large part due to the ever-so-convenient Wuhan virus outbreak. Hawley visited Hong Kong last year to talk to the people on the ground and gave a rousing floor speech highlighting their historic struggle.

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He said during his speech: “I want to share something that the reverend Chu Yiu-ming said about liberty about democracy. He says it so beautifully. These are his words: “We strive for democracy because democracy strives for freedom and equality and universal love. Political freedom is more than loyalty to a state. Political freedom professes human dignity. Every single person living in a community possesses unique potentials and unique powers capable of making a unique contribution to society.”’

“That’s extraordinary and he’s exactly right, and Hongkonger’s know it, and that’s what they’re standing for, and that’s what they’re fighting for,” Hawley added. “And, Mr. President, the people of Hong Kong deserve our support, and they are depending on our support.”

China announced yesterday that they were passing a edict meant to crush dissent in Hong Kong, with no input allowed from the city itself. China has paid lip service regarding Hong Kong’s autonomy for decades, but they are now removing the facade completely.

“Beijing has opted for the most risky route,” said Ho-Fung Hung, who works as a professor of international relations for Johns Hopkins University. “It will show the world that ‘one country, two systems’ is, if not already over, almost over.”

“It will be very difficult for anyone, especially the United States, to say Hong Kong is still autonomous and viable,” Hung added.

China is denying that they are taking control over Hong Kong and putting out communist propaganda that their Draconian power-grab will actually improve relations.

“We will ensure the long-term stability of ‘one country, two systems,’ ” said Wang Yang, leader of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, which convenes every year to advise the Chinese government.

“We will continue to support the improvement of the implementation of the systems and mechanisms of the constitution and Basic Law,” he added.

It is unlikely that anyone is willing to believe the Chinese lip service at this point. Hawley is also calling on the globalist United Nations to pass a resolution condemning China’s behavior as well.

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