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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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ANOTHER PHONY? Sen. Josh Hawley Does Nothing to Oppose Big Tech Visa Giveaway for Indian Nationals

Hawley’s silence is deafening.

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Yesterday, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) was able to pass S. 386 with unanimous consent in the Senate. The legislation is a green card giveaway lobbied for by Big Tech that will flood America with cheap Indian labor and displace native workers.

Lee has been exposed as a lawmaker who is in the back pocket of Silicon Valley monopolists at war with the Bill of Rights and Constitution:

While it is expected that Lee would completely sell America out, the silence from his colleagues who have claimed to vehemently oppose Big Tech has been far more suspicious. The unwillingness of Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) to oppose the measure has caused him to lose credibility among the populist “America First” base.

Big League Politics reported on how not one GOP senator had the courage to offer opposition to Lee’s big government giveaway to third-world foreigners at the behest of tech corporations who hate free speech:

Utah Senator Mike Lee succeeded in passing legislation in the Senate that would eliminate per-country-caps on recipients of H-1B visas on Wednesday, a policy change that would effectively monopolize the visa system for nationals of large countries such as India.

The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act has been called the greatest corporate welfare program for Big Tech in recent memory. Lee has persistently sought to pass the corporate giveaway, with previous attempts to eliminate per-country-caps being blocked by Democrat Dick Durbin and Republican Rick Scott. Neither Senator objected to the unanimous passage of the modified S386 legislation on Wednesday afternoon.

Big Tech monopolies such as Apple, Google and Microsoft have fervently lobbied in favor of eliminating per-country caps, seeking to replace their American workforces with de facto indentured workers who accept lower wages and worse working conditions. The pervasive use of the H-1B visa in the American technology industry has displaced countless American workers from their careers.

Lee’s giveaway doesn’t specifically raise annual H-1B visa rates, although an increase in numbers of visa workers would be a likely consequence of its enactment. It’s expected that the program will be dominated by Indian nationals in the event that Lee’s HR1044/S386 is signed into law, providing massive corporations with a considerable labor pool willing to work for less in return for an American visa.

The legislation was most recently updated with a provision blocking Chinese nationals from using the H-1B program. This provision appears to have been instrumental in securing its passage through the Senate.

It appears that Hawley is attempting to co-opt President Trump’s movement without offering much of anything in terms of real substance.

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