Senator Krysten Sinema Stands Firm on Position for Filibuster

After a meeting yesterday with President Biden, Arizona Democratic Senator Krysten Sinema reiterated that she is not backing off her position to uphold the filibuster. Sinema said removing the filibuster would not guarantee ‘that we prevent demagogues from being elected’ and that getting rid of it would merely be treating the ‘symptom’ of partisanship and not the underlying problem. Sinema’s position is a blow to her party as they try to strike a unified tone in backing legislation on the issue ahead of the deadline to act on Monday.