Arizona Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema infuriated many Democrats on social media after she refused to commit to voting for President Biden’s “Build Back Better” spending plan during a CNN interview.
CNN’s Lauren Fox asked Sinema “Schumer has said he wants to vote on Build Back Better, that broader social safety net bill, before Christmas break. Are you prepared to vote yes when that comes to the floor?”
Sinema replied she’s “always prepared to vote, and to vote for what’s right for the interests of Arizona.”
She then added she wanted to ensure “if we are crafting legislation, we’re doing it in a lean and efficient way that’s fiscally responsible and doesn’t impact things like inflation or make our businesses less competitive.”
“Folks know I don’t negotiate in the press,” Sinema also told Fox. “I’m not going to do that with you.”