Usually, the Democrats pretty much march in lockstep when it comes to publicity. They may have their differences in the smoky backroom, but not in front of the cameras which is why Arizona Senator Krysten Sinema slamming Biden and his people over the border crisis between the United States and Mexico is rather extraordinary.
“So the reality is, is that this is a crisis. We all know it,” Sinema said on Thursday. “And the federal government must do more to address this surge of migrants who are coming to the border with increasing numbers each year. And I’m like, you probably know this, but we’re looking at numbers this year that are the highest numbers of crossings that we’ve seen in 20 years in Arizona.
“So we really are seeing how this problem has been exacerbated and gotten worse,” Sinema added. Sinema said that she was waiting for the administration to “take bold action” to fix the crisis, saying that communities in her state cannot afford to sit around and wait for officials to sit around and talk about how to fix the situation.
Sinema said that migrants are getting dumped into communities in her state and those communities have nowhere to put them. “And literally the mayor is putting these folks in his vehicle and driving them to Tucson or Phoenix to get them to shelters,” Sinema said. “That’s not acceptable.”
Sinema is correct. The situation is not acceptable. Many Republicans have gone to the border itself and have reported back just what the conditions there are, but not many Democrats seem to be all that interested. Sinema, yes, answers to the people of Arizona so she has a vested interest, but truthfully, it is a rare thing for a Democrat to break ranks on almost any issue let alone one that the leadership treats like a political hot potato and they don’t want to get singed by it.