Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) criticized Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) over her decision to exit the Democratic party on Friday. Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to note that Sinema did not take the time to mention any “concrete” value or policy that she considered in her “long soliloquy”.
She added that in her message she does not provide any concrete information regarding what plans, goals and even commitments she will make to Arizonans. As Ocasio Cortez wrote, “It’s ‘no healthcare, just vibes’ for Senate.”
The representative continued by saying that “People deserve more” and that she was happy to see that this race and nomination was going to be open.
Sinema has been a moderate member of the Democratic party with her term originally starting in 2019. Throughout her time she has been key in helping President Biden’s agenda advance in the 50-50 Senate.
She and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) have also been the ones to oppose key measures such as abolishing the filibuster and even the multi trillion-dollar spending package. They had also been highly critical of the Inflation Reduction act which aimed to deal with health care, taxes and the climate.
Sinema told CNN’s Jake Tapper during an interview that she had never been able to fit perfectly into either of the two party’s boxes, which is why she will be removing herself from the partisan structure.